Adjective Definition

operative

1.Definition: (of e.g. a machine) performing or capable of performing

Related Adjective(s):functional, running, working


2.Definition: being in force or having or exerting force

"Operative regulations", "The major tendencies operative in the American political system"


3.Definition: effective; producing a desired effect

"The operative word"


4.Definition: relating to or requiring or amenable to treatment by surgery especially as opposed to medicine

"Operative dentistry"

Related Adjective(s):surgical




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