inoperative


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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 No longer in force; countermanded: declared the previous instructions inoperative.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 no longer in effect; void; canceled.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.
Contract notice: Conducting course in entrepreneurship for 5 beneficiaries of the project endangered contest idea for the future at the age of 18-25 years who have no qualifications at all, or have low qualifications or inadequate for the needs of the labor market, people are inoperative.
Banks have not been proactive in tracing customers linked with unclaimed deposits/ inoperative accounts.
Inspection revealed the 1/h magneto was inoperative.
In addition to this, the recent e-governance initiative of EPFO such as Online Transfer Claim portal (OTCP), the introduction of batch processing software for updating the annual accounts of the subscribers have helped the organization to zero-in on the Inoperative Accounts and take necessary corrective action.
Keep in mind: An item required for the proposed operation--night IFR in icing conditions, for example--may ground the airplane if it's inoperative.
On October 5, 2005, CN filed an application for judicial review in the Montreal registry of the Federal Court seeking declarations that (a) all sections of the CTA relating to FOA are inoperative, being in contravention of the Canadian Bill of Rights and (b) the September 6, 2005 decision of the arbitrator be set aside.
The Employment Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) declared that it will soon introduce a campaign to bring employees, whose accounts are inoperative, into the Universal Account Number (UAN) scheme.
With battery power applied, the chafed electrical wires were then placed against the right lower longeron and the ignition system became inoperative.
Motorists should treat each intersection with an inoperative traffic signal as a four-way stop, officials said.
Founded in 1990, the Med-Design Corporation has developed technology related to 38 safety needle products designed to enable medical workers to perform a wide range of medical procedures with products that retract the needle into a protective housing rendering the contaminated needle inoperative.
A deal inked by a Tanzanian investor to restart the mill, will get the inoperative Mulungushi Textiles mill in Zambia up and running again.