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Dictionary definition for: Operational

1. (a) pertaining to a process or series of actions for achieving a result; "operational difficulties" "they assumed their operational positions"

2. (s) 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"

3. (a) of or intended for or involved in military operations

4. (s) 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"

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