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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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Post operatively the patient developed a low grade stent infection requiring a prolonged course of antibiotics as an outpatient.
The brush is comprised of a handle with a motor disposed therein; a head with a longitudinal axis; a tilted bristle holder that oscillates or rotates; a set of bristles associated with the bristle holder wherein the motor is operatively connected to bristle holder; and a shaft connected to the motor and to the bristle holder.
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