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Adjective
Still currently functioning or in operation
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“The latter question would depend upon the question as to whether the parole is still effective, whether it is still operative or not.”
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Legally, officially or formally in effect
“The rule of taxation of the grants is defined under the operative laws of Georgia.”
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Representing the key, or most important, aspect of something
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“He was a human being, not some glorified governmental mop-pushing automaton. The operative word being "mop-pushing".”
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Successful in producing a desired or intended result
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“This must be taken into account in calculating the operative amount of liquid during the process.”
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Producing physical or mechanical motion
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Being fully accessible and obtainable with little regard to restrictions
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Electronically connected
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In progress, currently taking place
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Highlighting the main points of a discussion
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Used or accepted broadly
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Exerting power over the minds or behavior of others
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A worker, especially one in a manufacturing industry
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“He worked as a computer operative at a local mail-order company.”
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A secret agent engaging in espionage
“But neither one of these two fine Americans told me that she was an undercover operative at the CIA.”
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A detective who carries out investigations, typically on behalf of private clients
“He had excellent peripheral vision, a valuable quality for a private operative to possess.”
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A person who makes or creates material objects partly or entirely by hand
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The doer of an action
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All the people employed by a particular organization
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Secret agent
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