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  • a  pertaining to a process or series of actions for achieving a result
    operational difficulties
    they assumed their operational positions
  • s  fit or ready for use or service
    an operational aircraft
  • a  (military) of or intended for or involved in military operations
  • s  being in effect or operation
    de facto apartheid is still operational even in the `new' African nations"- Leslie Marmon Silko

  • Although every teacher in training memorizes Piaget's four stages of childhood development (sensorimotor, preoperational, concrete operational, formal operational), the better part .
  • Dugan, a West Point graduate, talked in considerable detail about classified operational plans, including the use of Saudi bases for American B-52 flights in wartime and training .
  • Questions about the operational specifics of the NSA program bounced off Gonzales all day"what happens to the data?", "how long is it retained?"none of which Gonzales would .
News & Articles


  • Barack Obama in CNN
    I think capturing or killing bin Laden is a critical aspect of stamping out al Qaeda,Obama said. "He is not just a symbol, he's also the operational leader of an organization that is planning attacks against US targets."
  • President Bush in Seattle Times
    This exemption will enable the Navy to train effectively and to certify carrier and expeditionary strike groups for deployment in support of worldwide operational and combat activities, which are essential to national security,Bush said.
  • Mohammad Mohammadi in Washington Post
    This new facility, God willing, will become operational soon and will blind the eyes of the enemies,Mohammad Mohammadi Golpayegani told the semi-official Fars news agency.

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