[op-uh-rey-shuh-nl] /ˌɒp əˈreɪ ʃə nl/
able to function or be used; functional:
How soon will the new factory be operational?
of or relating to operations or an operation.
not in working order or ready to use
of or relating to an operation or operations
in working order and ready for use
(military) capable of, needed in, or actually involved in operations
1922, “pertaining to operation,” from operation + -al (1). Meaning “in a state of functionality” is from 1944.
[op-er-uh-tiv, op-ruh-tiv, op-uh-rey-tiv] /ˈɒp ər ə tɪv, ˈɒp rə tɪv, ˈɒp əˌreɪ tɪv/ noun 1. a person engaged, employed, or skilled in some branch of work, especially productive or industrial work; worker. 2. a detective. 3. a secret agent; spy. adjective 4. , or exerting force, power, or influence. 5. having force; being in effect […]
[uh-pin-yuh-ney-tid] /əˈpɪn yəˌneɪ tɪd/ adjective 1. obstinate or conceited with regard to the merit of one’s own ; conceitedly dogmatic. /əˈpɪnjəˌneɪtɪd/ adjective 1. holding obstinately and unreasonably to one’s own opinions; dogmatic adj. “obstinate,” c.1600, past participle adjective from opinionate.
[uh-poh-zuh-buh l] /əˈpoʊ zə bəl/ adjective 1. capable of being placed to something else: the opposable thumb of primates. 2. capable of being resisted, fought, or . /əˈpəʊzəbəl/ adjective 1. capable of being opposed 2. Also apposable. (of the thumb of primates, esp man) capable of being moved into a position facing the other digits […]
[uh-pres-iv] /əˈprɛs ɪv/ adjective 1. burdensome, unjustly harsh, or tyrannical: an oppressive king; oppressive laws. 2. causing discomfort by being excessive, intense, elaborate, etc.: oppressive heat. 3. distressing or grievous: oppressive sorrows. /əˈprɛsɪv/ adjective 1. cruel, harsh, or tyrannical 2. heavy, constricting, or depressing adj. 1640s, from Medieval Latin oppressivus, from oppress-, past participle stem […]