operative definition

  • adjective:
    • Being in effect; having force; working: "Two significant tendencies are operative in the US political system” ( Heinz Eulau).
    • Functioning effectively; effective.
    • involved with or worried about physical or mechanical task.
    • Of, associated with, or caused by a surgical operation.
    • Immense; most critical; key: The operative word is "low-fat.”
    • Effectual or crucial.
    • Functional, in working purchase.
    • obtaining the energy of acting; ergo, applying power, real or ethical; mixed up in creation of effects.
    • making the appropriate or created impact; efficacious; effective.
    • based on, or consisting of, a procedure or businesses.
    • efficient; producing a desired result
    • concerning or calling for or amenable to treatment by surgery specifically in place of medication
    • (of e.g. a device) performing or capable of doing
    • being in effect or having or exerting force
  • noun:
    • a talented worker, especially in business.
    • A secret broker; a spy.
    • A private investigator.
    • a person who works well with a political organization, often wielding impact away from community view.
    • An employee or other employee with some particular function or skill.
    • A spy, key agent, or investigator.
    • A participant of a procedure.
    • an experienced employee; an artisan; esp., a person who works a device in a mill or manufactory.
    • one that will act as a representative of some other, specifically a detective or spy.
    • A workman; an artisan.
    • person who works in any occupation; an operator: utilized in specific conditions as a convenient substitute for detective.
    • a person who can be employed as a detective to collect information
    • you privately employed in espionage for a government
  • others:
    • Active in the production of effects or outcomes; acting; applying power or impact.
    • Efficacious; effective; efficient.
    • focused on the actual workout of energy, and/or placing forth of effort or labor inside success of some end; useful.
    • Of, with respect to, or focused on businesses, as those of surgery.

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