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 No longer in force; countermanded: declared the previous instructions inoperative.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 no longer in effect; void; canceled.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.
We might recognize the term "inoperative table" from training, but might not know how to apply it or even where to find it.
But the Central Excise Act 1944 would pave way for the Federal Excise Act 2005 meaning imports for inoperative Pata and Fata regions would now be taxed, as it was before the amalgamation.
In cases when renters have been the casualties of fire and when smoke alarms that were either missing or inoperative, property owners have been subjected to criminal prosecution.
The sealing wax is likely to remain for some time on some uranium enriching equipment that are inoperative at present, he told the Iranian TV station on Saturday.
The Reserve Bank of India has made the Know-Your-Customer (KYC) form mandatory for closing inoperative accounts.
Central oxygen supply system fitted in Children`s Hospital of Chandka College Hospital (CCH), Larkana has been inoperative for three months, causing problems in providing oxygen to patients.CCH chief Dr Inayatullah Kandhro told a paper that the system has leakages and Prof Dr Saifullah Jamro, Department Head had reported this in May.
"Over time, during normal operation of the vehicle, the cable could disengage, causing the parking brake to become inoperative. Al Futtaim Motors has begun contacting customers with affected models to inform them about the situation and arrange service bookings accordingly."
The source added that security forces were not certain whether the thieves had dismantled the video surveillance system inside the Justice Palace, or if the cameras were inoperative before.
042 37464576 has been inoperative for the last many days.
THE Employees' Provident Fund Organisation ( EPFO) decided on Tuesday to provide interest on inoperative accounts from April 1, which is expected to benefit more than nine crore account holders, who together hold deposits of more than ` 32,000 crore.