Definition of operationally in English:



  • 1With regard to routine functioning, especially of an organization or system.

    ‘hiring part-time workers will not benefit the employer operationally’
    ‘this organization is still not operationally effective’
    • ‘In an operationally driven company, how do we show that being customer oriented is important?’
    • ‘The three alternatives were chosen because they span a spectrum running from an acquisition, or business-focused structure, to an operationally focused structure.’
    • ‘Academia, historically, has not been as operationally efficient as Fortune 500 companies.’
    • ‘We navigate the challenging capital markets as they work to improve their business operationally and financially.’
    • ‘Operationally, again we received high client satisfaction results.’
    • ‘Whilst the company has done well operationally, the share price may have run ahead a little too far.’
    • ‘The therapeutic relationship has been operationally defined and studied more extensively than any other dimension of psychotherapy.’
    • ‘The money also funds the operationally independent Industry New Zealand.’
    • ‘The software should help the company manage relationships with distributors, hospitals, clinics, and physicians - both operationally and strategically.’
    • ‘The blueprint must be detailed enough to describe the operationally relevant information about a server.’
    1. 1.1 With regard to active operations of the armed forces, police, or emergency services.
      ‘no British service personnel have been deployed operationally’
      ‘highly mobile and operationally effective military equipment’
      • ‘The PAC-3 missile is the first operationally deployed hit-to-kill weapon system capable of defeating all known air and missile defense threats.’
      • ‘Hospital corpsmen keep soldiers well and operationally ready in the field.’
      • ‘Only half a squadron was operationally capable by the fall of 2002.’
      • ‘Civilians can play several operationally significant roles.’
      • ‘It is fundamental to our system that the police must remain operationally independent.’
      • ‘There we were operationally trained to fly Blenheim aircraft.’
      • ‘Air power was not operationally constrained by geographic barriers like mountains, rivers or oceans.’
      • ‘The Marines and Sailors of Small Craft Company are operationally testing the Small Unit Riverine Craft.’
      • ‘Operationally brilliant, the attack was nonetheless strategically disastrous.’
      • ‘The new system had not arrived; therefore, the unit was not mentally or operationally prepared to perform its wartime mission.’