operative

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Pronunciation[change]

Adjective[change]

Positive
operative

Comparative
more operative

Superlative
most operative

  1. If something is operative, it is able to work.

Noun[change]

Singular
operative

Plural
operatives

  1. (countable) An operative is an employee with some particular function or skill.
  2. (countable) An operative is a spy, secret agent, or detective.

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