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operational

adjective uk   /ˌɒp.ərˈeɪ.ʃən.əl/  us   /ˌɑː.pəˈreɪ-/
relating to a particular activity: 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 with six months.
operationally
adverb uk   us   /-i/
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