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1. Not working or functioning.
2. No longer in force; countermanded: declared the previous instructions inoperative.
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1. not operating
2. useless or ineffective
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in•op•er•a•tive(ɪnˈɒp ər ə tɪv, -ˈɒp rə tɪv, -ˈɒp əˌreɪ tɪv)
1. not operative; not in operation.
2. without effect: inoperative remedies.
3. no longer in effect; void; canceled.
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|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"
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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.
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inoperative[ɪnˈɒpərətɪv] ADJ → inoperante
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
inoperative[ɪnˈɒpərətɪv] adj → inopérant(e)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
inoperative[ɪnˈɒp/ərətɪv] adj (plan, rule) → inoperante
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