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Meaning of "operational" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OPERATIONAL

operational  [ˌɒpəˈreɪʃənəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OPERATIONAL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Operational is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES OPERATIONAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

operational

Operational definition

An operational definition is a result of the process of operationalization and is used to define something in terms of a process needed to determine its existence, duration, and quantity. Since the degree of operationalization can vary itself, it can result in a more or less operational definition. The procedures included in definitions should be repeatable by anyone or at least by peers. An example of operational definition of the term weight of an object, operationalized to a degree, would be the following: "weight is the numbers that appear when that object is placed on a weighing scale". According to it, the weight can be any of the numbers shown on the scale after, including the very moment the object is put on it. Clearly, the inclusion of the moment when one can start reading the numbers on the scale would make it more fully an operational definition. Nonetheless, it is still in contrast to those purely theoretical definitions.

Definition of operational in the English dictionary

The first definition of operational in the dictionary is of or relating to an operation or operations. Other definition of operational is in working order and ready for use. Operational is also capable of, needed in, or actually involved in operations.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OPERATIONAL


computational
ˌkɒmpjʊˈteɪʃənəl
conversational
ˌkɒnvəˈseɪʃənəl
educational
ˌɛdjʊˈkeɪʃənəl
gravitational
ˌɡrævɪˈteɪʃənəl
informational
ˌɪnfəˈmeɪʃənəl
inspirational
ˌɪnspɪˈreɪʃənəl
invitational
ˌɪnvɪˈteɪʃənəl
motivational
ˌməʊtɪˈveɪʃənəl
observational
ˌɒbzəˈveɪʃənəl
occupational
ˌɒkjʊˈpeɪʃənəl
organisational
ˌɔːɡənaɪˈzeɪʃənəl
organizational
ˌɔːɡənaɪˈzeɪʃənəl
recreational
ˌrɛkrɪˈeɪʃənəl
relational
rɪˈleɪʃənəl
rotational
rəʊˈteɪʃənəl
sensational
sɛnˈseɪʃənəl
situational
ˌsɪtjʊˈeɪʃənəl
transformational
ˌtrænsfəˈmeɪʃənəl
translational
trænsˈleɪʃənəl
vocational
vəʊˈkeɪʃənəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OPERATIONAL

operation
Operation Barbarossa
operation code
Operation Desert Storm
Operation Overlord
Operation Sealion
operational amplifier
operational research
operational strategy
operationalism
operationalist
operationalistic
operationally
operationism
operationist
operations centre
operations director
operations manager
operations research
operations room

WORDS THAT END LIKE OPERATIONAL

additional
constitutional
conventional
dimensional
emotional
exceptional
functional
institutional
international
national
nutritional
occasional
optional
personal
professional
promotional
regional
the National
the Second International
traditional
transitional

Synonyms and antonyms of operational in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «OPERATIONAL»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «operational» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of operational

Translation of «operational» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OPERATIONAL

Find out the translation of operational to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of operational from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «operational» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

> 使用中的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

operativo
570 millions of speakers

English

operational
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

परिचालन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تشغيل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

операционная
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

operacional
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কর্মক্ষম
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

opérationnel
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

operasi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

einsatzfähig
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

稼動可能な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

운용 중인
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Operasional
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hoạt động
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

செயல்பாட்டு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कार्यरत
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

işletme
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

operativo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

operacyjne
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

операційна
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

operațional
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

επιχειρησιακά
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

operasionele
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

operativ
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

operasjonell
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of operational

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OPERATIONAL»

The term «operational» is very widely used and occupies the 8.254 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OPERATIONAL» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «operational» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «operational» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about operational

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10 QUOTES WITH «OPERATIONAL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word operational.
1
Stephen Cambone
And then fourth, we have that essential group of people who track programs and budgets to ensure that they align with the needs of preparation and warning, counterintelligence and support to the operational war fighter.
2
Stephen Cambone
So we have a group within the office that is devoted to support for the war fighter. That's, of necessity, an operational and tactical level of concern.
3
Frank Carlucci
My understanding is that what was provided was general order of battle information, not operational intelligence. I certainly have no knowledge of US participation in preparing battle and strike packages and doubt strongly that that occurred.
4
John Cornyn
I don't know what 'operational control' of the border means, but I do understand the English language. And as I understand that phrase, that's not true. We do not have operational control.
5
Mike Fitzpatrick
I am encouraged by the news today that United States special operations personnel found, identified and killed the terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the operational commander of the al-Qaeda led insurgency in Iraq. Al-Zarqawi was the public face of the insurgency.
6
Adolf Galland
If we would have had the 262 at our disposal - even with all the delays - if we could have had in '44, ah, let's say three hundred operational, that day we could have stopped the American daytime bombing offensive, that's for sure.
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Adolf Galland
We had at our disposal the first operational jet, which superseded by at least 150 knots the fastest American and English fighters. This was a unique situation.
8
Umberto Guidoni
When this space walk will be completed, then the arm will be fully operational and ready for the next activity that will be pretty much the testing, the first flight testing of the space station arm.
9
Geoff Hoon
Ministers regularly meet soldiers that have returned from operational tours to hear about their experiences, including those who have recovered from their injuries.
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George Kaiser
Naming rights are a seductive philanthropic inducement, yet more anonymous operational support may better advance the charitable purpose.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OPERATIONAL»

Discover the use of operational in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to operational and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Operational Risk: Modeling Analytics
This book is also useful as a reference for practitioners in both enterprise risk management and risk and operational management.
Harry H. Panjer, 2006
2
Operational Risk: A Guide to Basel II Capital Requirements, ...
Filled with in-depth insights, expert advice, and innovative research, this comprehensive guide not only presents you with an abundant amount of information regarding operational risk, but it also walks you through a wide array of examples ...
Anna S. Chernobai, Svetlozar T. Rachev, Frank J. Fabozzi, 2008
3
A Short Guide to Operational Risk
A Short Guide to Operational Risk provides you with a comprehensive overview of the nature of operational risk in organizations.
Mr David Tattam, 2012
4
Balanced Scorecards and Operational Dashboards with ...
This book covers time-proven step-by-step processes on how to guide executive teams and managers in creating scorecards and dashboards. It then shows Excel developers how to create those scorecards and dashboards.
Ron Person, 2013
5
Operational Review: Maximum Results at Efficient Costs
The Third Edition of Rob Reider's popular Operational Review: Maximum Results at Efficient Costs helps readers understand the basic principles underlying the operational review process, focusing on implementing best practices and ...
Rob Reider, 2002
6
Operational Risk Toward Basel III: Best Practices and Issues ...
This book consists of chapters by contributors (well-known professors, practitioners, and consultants from large and well respected money management firms within this area) offering the latest research in the OpRisk area.
Greg N. Gregoriou, 2009
7
Operational Risk with Excel and VBA: Applied Statistical ...
In this book, we can see the the emergence of a wide array of statistical methods for measuring, modeling and monitoring operational risk.
Nigel Da Costa Lewis, 2004
8
Operational Auditing Handbook: Auditing Business and IT ...
Never out of print since 1997, and substantially updated for this second edition, The Operational Auditing Handbook has earned an international reputation as a hands-on, practical manual for internal auditors and managers to enable them to ...
Andrew Chambers, Graham Rand, 2010
9
Operational Risk: Regulation, Analysis and Management
A comprehensive and innovative look at how to protect financial institutions from operational risk.
Carol Alexander, 2003
10
Operational Performance Measurement: Increasing Total ...
Operational Performance Measurement: Increasing Total Productivity shows the way-featuring a new integrated theory of performance measurement, with a never-before-published measurement model that's applicable to any business activity.
Wilfred Kaydos, 1998

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OPERATIONAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term operational is used in the context of the following news items.
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Augmenting operational strength: IAF in the process of inducting …
NEW DELHI: Augmenting its operational strength, the IAF is in the process of inducting additional Su-30 MKI aircraft manufactured under ... «Economic Times, Jul 15»
2
Senior Al Qaeda operational commander killed in US airstrike
Abu Khalil al-Sudani was described as a “high-ranking Al Qaeda operational commander” who was the head of Al Qaeda's “suicide and ... «Christian Science Monitor, Jul 15»
3
Military recaptures Dikwa from Boko Haram as Air Chief tours …
Meanwhile the Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal Sadique Baba Abubakar has concluded his tour of operational units to ascertain the state of ... «DailyPost Nigeria, Jul 15»
4
OOIL unaudited quarterly operational update for the second quarter …
This announcement sets out the unaudited operational update for OOCL for the second quarter of 2015 (ended 30th June 2015). «Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide, Jul 15»
5
New traffic light at Bainbridge High School in flash mode; fully …
If an operational traffic signal happens to malfunction, motorists should proceed with caution if they are facing a flashing yellow light and yield to ... «Sowega Live, Jul 15»
6
Greka Engineering shares lift on operational update
Greka Engineering shares lift on operational update. IN July 24, 2015 BY WebFinancialGroup 11 views Leave a comment · linked1. (ShareCast News) – Shares ... «IFA Magazine, Jul 15»
7
RAF stands up first operational A400M squadron
The UK Royal Air Force (RAF) activated its first operational unit to operate the Airbus Defence and Space (DS) A400M Atlas transport aircraft on ... «IHS Jane's 360, Jul 15»
8
Water in Angat Dam back to operational level for irrigation
The water in Angat Dam in Bulacan, which supplies most of Metro Manila's needs, finally returned to operational level for irrigation on Friday. «Inquirer.net, Jul 15»
9
Royal Gold Provides Operational and Transaction Update
DENVER, Jul 23, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Royal Gold, Inc. RGLD, -3.63% (RGL)(“Royal Gold” or the “Company”) provides an operational ... «MarketWatch, Jul 15»
10
Using Virtual Offices to Save Operational Costs in China
For companies that don't often use their office space, like consultants, it is ideal to have such arrangement to save the operational costs. «China Briefing, Jul 15»

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