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in·op·er·a·tive

 (ĭn-ŏp′ər-ə-tĭv, -ŏp′rə-)
adj.
1. Not working or functioning.
2. No longer in force; countermanded: declared the previous instructions inoperative.

in·op′er·a·tive·ness n.

inoperative

(ɪnˈɒpərətɪv; -ˈɒprə-)
adj
1. not operating
2. useless or ineffective
inˈoperativeness n

in•op•er•a•tive

(ɪnˈɒp ər ə tɪv, -ˈɒp rə tɪv, -ˈɒp əˌreɪ tɪv)

adj.
1. not operative; not in operation.
2. without effect: inoperative remedies.
3. no longer in effect; void; canceled.
[1625–35]
in•op′er•a•tive•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.inoperative - not working or taking effect; "an inoperative law"
operative - being in force or having or exerting force; "operative regulations"; "the major tendencies operative in the American political system"

inoperative

adjective out of action, useless, out of order, broken, broken-down, ineffective, buggered (slang, chiefly Brit.), invalid, defective, ineffectual, unworkable, null and void, out of service, out of commission, unserviceable, hors de combat (French), on the fritz (U.S. slang), inefficacious, nonactive The mine has been inoperative since May last year.

inoperative

adjective
Marked by a lack of action or activity:
Translations

inoperative

[ɪnˈɒpərətɪv] ADJinoperante

inoperative

[ɪnˈɒpərətɪv] adjinopérant(e)

inoperative

adj
(= ineffective) law, ruleaußer Kraft, ungültig
(= not working) to be inoperative (machine, radio) → nicht funktionieren; to render something inoperativeetw außer Betrieb setzen

inoperative

[ɪnˈɒprətɪv] adj (plan, rule) → inoperante
References in classic literature ?
It would therefore be destitute of a precise meaning, and inoperative from its uncertainty.
India-based, state-owned, Central Bank of India has announced a new move to clear inoperative accounts.
Tanov argued that a number of people were interested in rendering the Customs Agency inoperative, adding that the same people were seeking to incite public discontent over his appointment.
The GECI companies face numerous difficulties in production and marketing, including difficulty to procure raw materials and spare parts for machinery and production lines, terrorist attacks that rendered some companies completely inoperative, and reduced production due to the accumulation of stored products that were not sold, and difficulty in marketing and exporting products.
The rebels "only have themselves to blame for rendering the Jasig inoperative for most of their alleged consultants.
The pedestrians using Zero Point Interchange complained that inoperative lighting system after evening times at ZPI is giving opportunity to the mobile snatchers to loot the commuters.
Afghanistan's industries were left inoperative due to decades of civil strife and war.
The IS units have a problem with the wiper arm nut that could render the wiper inoperative under certain circumstances such as heavy snow building up on the windshield, according to Toyota.
Ahmed Kamal, media relations officer at Etisalat said the issue has many complicated details, such as whether the transfer from one company to another will be considered as a new subscription, and if the reactivation of inoperative lines will be subject to the proposed tariff.
Key to the process of making the present ready for the emergence of the common community that it bears within itself is time: messianic time in particular will render the difference between the present and the future inoperative.
Upon investigation, it was determined that the components of the weapon had separated, leaving the bolt aft of the forward position with a live round still in the gun and charging handle inoperative.
ITU's emergency telecommunications team is also working with the Government of Pakistan towards rehabilitating the telecommunication infrastructure, which has been rendered inoperative in many parts of the country.