Synonyms for operational

Synonyms for (adj) operational

Synonyms: in operation, operating, operational

Definition: being in effect or operation

Usage: 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

Similar words: operative

Definition: being in force or having or exerting force

Usage: operative regulations; the major tendencies operative in the American political system

Synonyms: operational

Definition: (military) of or intended for or involved in military operations

Similar words: active, combat-ready, fighting

Definition: engaged in or ready for military or naval operations

Usage: on active duty; the platoon is combat-ready; review the fighting forces

Similar words: effective

Definition: ready for service

Usage: the fort was held by about 100 effective soldiers

Synonyms: usable, useable, functional, operable, operational

Definition: fit or ready for use or service

Usage: 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

Similar words: serviceable

Definition: ready for service or able to give long service

Usage: serviceable equipment; heavy serviceable fabrics

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