operational op‧e‧ra‧tion‧al [ˌɒpəˈreɪʆnəl◂ ǁ ˌɑː-] adjective1. working or able to be used:
• Even when the new system is fully operational it will be subject to important conditions.
• The power station will become operational next year.
• These vehicles have an operational life of five years.2. [only before a noun] related to the running of a business, government etc:
• You will be in charge of day-to-day operational matters.
• Our operational budget is over £1,100 million.
• We need to cut our operational costs in half.
* * *operational UK US /ˌɒpərˈeɪʃənəl/ adjective► [before noun] relating to the activities involved in doing or producing something: operational activities/decisions/control »
The majority of shareholders are interested in investment, not in operational control of the firm.»
There are operational advantages in putting sales and admin in the same building.► if a system is operational, it is working: »
Repairs have already begun and we expect the factory to be fully operational again within six months.
Financial and business terms. 2012.