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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.

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1 shows the operative technique (courtesy of Hollister South Africa).
NEW YORK -- A new endoscopy-supported operative technique in which lymph nodes are dissected without axillary incision is feasible, safe, and appears to result in both fewer lymph seromas and dramatically improved arm mobility for breast cancer surgery patients.
Pozzo J, Jackson A: A rerouting operation for dislocation of peroneal tendons: operative technique and case report.
If confirmed, these findings may alter both operative technique and postoperative management in CABG, the investigators said (J.
Donald Kucharzyk, one of the clinical evaluators, the new MASTERGRAFT Strip "provides the flexibility and ease of use that greatly simplifies my operative technique.
They describe the limitations of corneal refractive procedures, the role of phakic IOLs in refractive surgery, their classification, patient selection, and new diagnostic tools, then the main phakic IOL styles for the correction of myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, and presbyopia, reviewing the historical background of the phakic lens, patient selection, operative technique, post-operative care, and intra-operative and post-operative complications and their management.
Atlas of Microvascular Surgery: Anatomy and Operative Technique.
A multipuncture operative technique was used, including a 5-mm or 10-mm umbilical or supraumbilical trocar for introduction of the laparoscope, a 5- to 12-mm suprapubic port for extraction of tissue, two lateral ports in the lower abdomen for ancillary instrumentation, and a fifth trocar in the midabdomen for paraaortic procedures.
37-39) Although initial results from the arthroscopic procedures demonstrated significantly higher rates of recurrence, improvements in patient selection and operative technique have steadily decreased recurrence rates to match that of open procedures.
His unique operative technique utilizes the latest technology in laparoscopic tissue sealing in combination with robotic-assisted surgical dissection, minimizing blood loss and improving operative efficiency and precision.
They emphasize surgical epidemiology, operative technique, and disease pathophysiology.
The operative technique for a vaginal repair begins with dilation of the fistula, then passage of a Foley catheter through the fistula, and putting traction on the Foley catheter.