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 (ĭn-ŏp′ər-ə-tĭv, -ŏp′rə-)
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 No longer in force; countermanded: declared the previous instructions inoperative.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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A lack of action or activity:
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The total blockage of the hypoglycemia-induced GE increase was achieved with 80 mg/kg dipyrone in combination with atropine, indicating that, in the latter condition, the inoperativeness of the inhibitory mechanisms and the stimulation of the muscarinic pathway were overcome concomitantly.
Throughout the long pathway towards the Paris Conference (COP 21), in 2015, the establishment of global governance on climate change has faced lots of difficulties and inoperativeness which were mostly due to the different understandings on cooperation and equity legislation among countries.
6) For in depth theoretical explorations of inoperativeness (inoperativita, or desoeuvrement), see Jean-Luc Nancy's The Inoperative Community (1991), Georges Bataille's The Accursed Share (1991), and Agamben's The Coming Community (1993) and Homo Sacer (1998).