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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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This study was planned to find the gap in optimum caloric and protein requirements and the actual intake in post operative patients in Pediatric Cardiac ITC.
Optimal post operative energy and protein requirement of the patients was calculated7,9 for both the groups (1-6) years and (6-12 years) were calculated.
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2011) state that the critical factor of co- operative success is dedicated initiator with vision, business and management capacity, well educated, with an enthusiasm for innovation and being open-minded.
As one union delegate commented, when faced with the prospect of additional holiday: "Can you imagine, for one moment, what pleasure there is going to be for the building trade operative, having had a fairly decent Christmas, to have to spend .
When Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) officers initiated this technique, approximately 70 percent of the establishments sold alcohol to the underage operative.
Unlike first-generation CIA clandestine operatives, such as Frank Wisner, Desmond Fitzgerald, and Richard Helms, Clarridge did not serve in World War II.
Conclusion: There is lack of teaching about how to write standard operative notes during surgical training.
They contact colleagues who are working in institutions who have purchased and implemented operative documentation systems and poll them for their opinions, as they relate to their established criteria.

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