Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to operative: Operative temperature


adjective acting, active, adequate, ample, applicable, at work, beneficial, capable, competent, effective, effectual, efficax, efficient, employed, fruitful, functional, functioning, helpful, in action, in effect, in force, in harness, in operation, in play, instrumental, on duty, operational, performing, potent, productive, successful, sufficient, useable, useful, valid, workable, working, yielding
See also: constructive, functional, ministerial, potent, practical, prevailing, procedural, valuable, viable

OPERATIVE. A workman; one employed to perform labor for another.
     2. This word is used in the bankrupt law of 19th August, 1841, s. 5, which directs that any person who shall have performed any labor as an operative in the service of any bankrupt shall be entitled to receive the full amount of wages due to him for such labor, not exceeding twenty-five dollars; provided that such labor shall have been performed within six months next before the bankruptcy of his employer.
     3. Under this act it has been decided that an apprentice who had done work beyond a task allotted to him by his master, commonly called overwork, under an agreement on the part of the master to pay for such work, was entitled as an operative. 1 Penn. Law Journ. 368. See 3 Rob. Adm. R. 237; 2 Cranch, 240 270.

References in periodicals archive ?
Our partnership with Operative significantly streamlines our operations, reducing the amount of time spent on media planning, campaign activation, billing and reconciliation.
It is the central tenet of my argument that the construction industry's attitude to welfare provision was determined primarily by operative preferences and perceptions which were underpinned by a social subscription to the identity of "site life".
9) When the operative is used in an on-premise location, such as a restaurant, lounge, or club, an undercover officer or agent should take a position inside the establishment to observe the potential sale.
Among other escapades, as one of the agency's more celebrated "cowboy" field operatives, Clarridge guided CIA development of the Nicaraguan contras, became involved in the Iran-contra scandal, and was indicted for lying to Congress, only to be pardoned by President Bush before his case came to trial.
A multi-disciplinary team is established, including the vice president for operative services, the nursing and medical directors of the operating rooms, the director of information systems, the chairs of anesthesia and surgery, a vice president of finance, and the chief medical officer.
Operative provides a rich program of thought leadership and community for premium media companies via their client advisory board, a major annual conference and regularly published research.
Many of the challenges that digital media face today were solved by other industries years ago," said Mike Leo, CEO and President of Operative.
Because their time is divided between operative procedures, office visits and possible teaching and or research, any delay in operative time due to the ORT is costly to them.
With more than 200 customers now looking to Operative to meet their digital advertising needs, we are well-poised to become the standard business infrastructure supporting media industry leaders of today and tomorrow.
Publishers use Operative as their system of record for sales planning and contract data.
16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Operative, the global leader in advertising business management solutions for digital publishers, broadcasters and cable networks, today appointed Rick Glickman as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
A high percentage of patients (45 percent after two years) who were randomized to the non-operative group ended up crossing over to receive the operative treatment when the non-operative treatments failed their condition.

Full browser ?