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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (functioning)
a. operativo
The city now has seven operational subway lines.La ciudad tiene ahora siete líneas de metro operativas.
b. en funcionamiento
The new filtration system is now fully operational.El nuevo sistema de filtración ya está en pleno funcionamiento.
c. en servicio
The new tunnel is expected to be operational in 2023.Se espera que el nuevo túnel entre en servicio en el 2023.
2. (related to operations)
a. de operación
Operating costs soared in recent years.Los costos de operación se dispararon en los últimos años.
b. operativo
The airline announced the flight was canceled for operational reasons.La línea aérea anunció que se había cancelado el vuelo por razones operativas.
c. operacional
The increase in the price of fuel caused a significant increase in our operating costs.El aumento del precio del combustible provocó un aumento importante de nuestros gastos operacionales.
d. de funcionamiento
Operational efficiency is one of the weak points of this particular system.La eficiencia de funcionamiento es uno de los puntos débiles de este sistema específico.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. operativo(a)
it should be operational next yeardebería entrar en funcionamiento el año que viene
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operational [ˌɒpəˈreɪʃənl]
1 (relating to operations) [+control, plan] operativo; de operaciones; [+problems, cost, expenses] de funcionamiento; [+staff] de servicio
operational research investigaciones (f) operacionales; for operational reasons por necesidades operativas
For operational reasons, I will not answer that question The appointed officer may remain anonymous for operational reasons The U.S. wants NATO to have operational control They will shortly be coming under the operational control of an American marines commander There's bound to be an operational plan If not maintained correctly, this equipment could cause on-line operational problems The new oil refinery has several operational problems that have to be overcome ... reducing the number of operational staff ... the contrast between what the operational staff tell you and what senior management tells you
2 (ready for use or action) [+aircraft, service, airport] en funcionamiento; [+bus, train] en servicio; [+troops] operacional
the bridge could be operational in three years' time el puente podría entrar en funcionamiento dentro de tres años; to be fully operational estar en pleno funcionamiento
when the service is fully operational The system is not yet fully operational The space station won't be fully operational until the year 2000 the number of operational U-boats had nearly doubled The aircraft that crashed was believed to be one of the few C130s still operational Lusaka International Airport has been operational since July 1967 The troops are expected to be operational within 40 days These mobile, rapidly deployable forces will be operational in Central Europe by next year
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