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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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The results showed a very high level of response in favor of earning income through co- operatives.
Surely, the request for knowledge and skills in the age of economy of knowledge cannot bypass co- operatives.
Since their role and task is to protect the established co-operative values and principles in their co- operatives, it is especially important for co-operative leaders and members in the governing bodies to develop appropriate knowledge.
Hekmat (2011) points out that many co- operatives have been established by governments and, in fact, this kind of co-operatives should be called unrealistic or quasi- co-operatives because they do not have real co-operative characteristics.
Operatives versus unions: who wants holidays or a guaranteed week?
Many employers and workers presumed that the holiday credits issued by way of weekly stamps could be cashed irrespective of whether or not operatives took their holiday.
The "history of the struggle of the Building Trade operatives over the years," one union delegate remarked in 1964, "was consistently one of trying to avoid the hardships of casualisation.
To operatives there was no comparison between the value of a steady guaranteed wage and the value of higher but less regular wages.
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.
On one level, this led to a breakdown of the profile he assigns his generation of operatives - a few with "serious money," a majority middle class, but all "with quality education" That, he said, established "a kinship .
It's the first of many episodes Clarridge relates where CIA operatives manipulated other governments and their officials, without concern for possible long-term harm, in order to ensure the communist bad guys didn't win.
Despite Clarridge's emphasis on the need for quality operatives to carry out recruitment, he baldly proclaims at one point that the CIA "wasted a lot of emotional energy trying to recruit Soviets during the Cold War," adding: "I know of no significant Soviet recruitment that was spotted, developed, and recruited from scratch by a CIA case officer.