Operational vs Countermeasures - What's the difference?

operational | countermeasures |

As an adjective operational

is of or relating to operations, especially military operations.

As a noun countermeasures is


Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




(en adjective)
  • Of or relating to operations, especially military operations.
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  • Functioning and ready for use.
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  • Princess Leia, before your execution, you will join me at a ceremony that will make this battle station operational . No star system will dare oppose the Emperor now.
  • Effective or operative.
  • Determined by means of practical measures.
  • Derived terms





  • (military) All the devices and techniques used to impair the operational effectiveness of an enemy