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1operative/ˈɑːpərətɪv/adjective
1operative
/ˈɑːpərətɪv/
adjective
Learner's definition of OPERATIVE  
: ready for use : capable of being used
— opposite inoperative
: most important
2operative/ˈɑːpərətɪv/noun
pluraloperatives
2operative
/ˈɑːpərətɪv/
noun
pluraloperatives
Learner's definition of OPERATIVE  
[count]
chiefly US  : a person who does secret work for a government or political organization
: a person who does work that involves using tools, operating machinery, etc.
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