Operational vs. Technical

Operational vs. Technical — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Operational and Technical

Operationaladjective

Of or relating to an operation or a series of operations.

Technicaladjective

Of or relating to technique

a technical procedure.great technical skill in playing the violin.

Operationaladjective

Of, intended for, or involved in military operations.

Technicaladjective

Having or demonstrating special skill or practical knowledge especially in a mechanical or scientific field

a technical adviser.technical expertise in digital photography.

Operationaladjective

Fit for proper functioning; ready for use

an operational aircraft.

Technicaladjective

Used in or peculiar to a specific field or profession; specialized

technical jargon.
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Operationaladjective

Being in effect or operation

"de facto apartheid still operational even in the 'new' African nations" (Leslie Marmon Silko).

Technicaladjective

Requiring advanced skills or specialized equipment

technical mountain climbing.

Operationaladjective

Of or relating to operations, especially military operations.

Technicaladjective

Of or relating to the practical, mechanical, or industrial arts or to the applied sciences

a technical institute.

Operationaladjective

Functioning and ready for use.

Technicaladjective

Of or relating to technology or technological studies

a technical breakthrough in the manufacture of solar panels.a technical journal.
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Operationaladjective

Effective or operative.

Technicaladjective

Of or involving electronic or mechanical equipment

a broadcast interrupted by technical difficulties.

Operationaladjective

Determined by means of practical measures.

Technicaladjective

Of or relating to information technology

called technical support when the computers broke down.

Operationaladjective

pertaining to a process or series of actions for achieving a result;

operational difficultiesthey assumed their operational positions

Technicaladjective

Of, relating to, or employing the methodology of science; scientific

technical data.a technical analysis.

Operationaladjective

fit or ready for use or service;

the toaster was still functional even after being droppedthe lawnmower is a bit rusty but still usablean operational aircraftthe dishwasher is now in working order

Technicaladjective

In strict conformance to a law, regulation, or procedure

was held on a technical charge of vagrancy.

Operationaladjective

of or intended for or involved in military operations

Technicaladjective

Strictly or narrowly defined

“It was a Federal victory only in the technical sense that the Army of the Potomac was left in possession of the field” (Edwin C. Fishel).

Operationaladjective

being in effect or operation;

de facto apartheid is still operational even in the `new' African nationsbus service is in operation during the emergencythe company had several operating divisions

Technicaladjective

Based on analysis or principle; theoretical rather than practical

a technical advantage.

Technicaladjective

Relating to or based on market indicators, such as trading volume and fluctuations in securities prices, rather than underlying economic factors such as corporate earnings, inflation, and unemployment

a technical analysis of market conditions.

Technicalnoun

(Sports) A technical foul.

Technicalnoun

A light vehicle such as a pickup truck that has been outfitted with a mounted machine gun or other weapon, especially for use by paramilitary units or irregulars.

Technicaladjective

Of or pertaining to the useful or mechanic arts, or to any academic, legal, science, engineering, business, or the like terminology with specific and precise meaning or (frequently, as a degree of distinction) shades of meaning; specially appropriate to any art, science or engineering field, or business

The words of an indictment must be technical.

Technicaladjective

(of a person) Technically-minded; adept with science and technology.

Technicaladjective

Relating to, or requiring, technique.

The performance showed technical virtuosity, but lacked inspiration.

Technicaladjective

Requiring advanced techniques for successful completion.

Technicaladjective

(securities and other markets) Relating to the internal mechanics of a market rather than more basic factors.

The market had a technical rally, due to an oversold condition.

Technicaladjective

In the strictest sense, but not practically or meaningfully.

Crossing the front lawn of that house to get to the mailbox was a technical trespass.

Technicalnoun

A pickup truck with a gun mounted on it.

Technicalnoun

(basketball) A technical foul: a violation of sportsmanlike conduct, not involving physical contact.

Technicalnoun

(video games) A special move in certain fighting games that cancels out the effect of an opponent's attack.

Technicalnoun

a pickup truck with a gun mounted on it

Technicalnoun

(basketball) a foul that that can be assessed on a player or a coach or a team for unsportsmanlike conduct; does not usually involve physical contact during play

Technicaladjective

of or relating to technique;

technical innovation in recent novelstechnical details

Technicaladjective

characterizing or showing skill in or specialized knowledge of applied arts and sciences;

a technical problemhighly technical matters hardly suitable for the general publica technical reportproducing the A-bomb was a challenge to the technical people of this countrytechnical trainingtechnical language

Technicaladjective

of or relating to proficiency in a practical skill;

no amount of technical skill and craftsmanship can take the place of vital interest

Technicaladjective

of or relating to a practical subject that is organized according to scientific principles;

technical collegetechnological development

Technicaladjective

resulting from or dependent on market factors rather than fundamental economic considerations;

analysts content that the stock market is due for a technical rallythe fall is only a technical correction

Technicaladjective

of production of chemicals for commercial purposes especially on a large scale;

technical (or commercial) sulfuric acid