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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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Group 2 included six operatively treated patients (54%), five of whom underwent internal fixation of the distal ulna fracture with either Kirschner wires or a plate and screw construct (2 type A, 1 type B, 2 type D), and 1 patient who underwent acute Darrach-type resection of the distal ulna (type D).
The traditional approach where oral feeding is prohibited after caesarean section till return of bowel activity or 24 hours post operatively is being challenged now.
TABLE 2: CHI SQUARE TEST FOR WEIGHT LOSS FIRST WEEK POST OPERATIVELY
Roughly 90% of operatively managed patients and three-quarters of those managed nonoperatively were on a regular diet at follow-up, regardless of the decade in which they were treated.
The success of coronary artery bypass grafting depends largely upon the patency of the vascular grafts post operatively.
The wing-panel can be configured to operatively provide a wing-section distance that is at least about 50% of a width of the absorbent body.
The study evaluated 49 patients at 12 months post operatively following ACL surgery with tissue treated with the Clearant Process.
Once funded, the LLC will provide additional mining projects for WSRM to participate both financially and operatively.