[syn: operational, in operation(p), operating(a)]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
operational \operational\ adj.
1. of or pertaining to operations; as, operational procedure.
2. Fit or ready for service; available and in working
condition; as, an operational aircraft. Opposite of
Syn: functional, usable, useable, in order(predicate), in
working order(predicate), operable.
3. (Mil.) of or intended for or involved in military
operations. Opposite of nonoperational.
4. In force; not expired or annulled; -- of rules or laws.
de facto apartheid still operational even in the
`new' African nations --Leslie
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: pertaining to a process or series of actions for
achieving a result; "operational difficulties"; "they
assumed their operational positions"
2: fit or ready for use or service; "the toaster was still
functional even after being dropped"; "the lawnmower is a bit
rusty but still usable"; "an operational aircraft"; "the
dishwasher is now in working order" [syn: functional,
usable, useable, operable, operational]
3: (military) of or intended for or involved in military
operations [ant: inactive, nonoperational]
4: being in effect or operation; "de facto apartheid is still
operational even in the `new' African nations"- Leslie Marmon
Silko; "bus service is in operation during the emergency";
"the company had several operating divisions" [syn:
operational, in operation(p), operating(a)]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
38 Moby Thesaurus words for "operational":
acting, active, agential, agentival, agentive, at work, behavioral,
effective, effectual, efficacious, efficient, functional,
functioning, go, going, going on, in exercise, in force, in hand,
in operation, in play, in practice, in process, in the works,
inaction, managerial, manipulational, on foot, on the fire,
ongoing, operating, operative, performing, practical, practicing,
running, serving, working