inoperativeness


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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 No longer in force; countermanded: declared the previous instructions inoperative.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.
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inoperativeness

noun
A lack of action or activity:
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