[op-er-uh-tiv, op-ruh-tiv, op-uh-rey-tiv] /ˈɒp ər ə tɪv, ˈɒp rə tɪv, ˈɒp əˌreɪ tɪv/
a person engaged, employed, or skilled in some branch of work, especially productive or industrial work; worker.
a secret agent; spy.
, or exerting force, power, or influence.
having force; being in effect or :
laws operative in this city.
effective or efficacious.
engaged in, concerned with, or pertaining to work or productive activity.
significant; key: The operative word in that sentence is “sometimes.”.
Medicine/Medical. concerned with, involving, or pertaining to surgical .
in force, effect, or operation
exerting force or influence
producing a desired effect; significant: the operative word
of or relating to a surgical procedure
a worker, esp one with a special skill
(US) a private detective
“producing the intended effect,” early 15c., from Old French operatif (14c.) or directly from Late Latin operativus “creative, formative,” from operat-, past participle stem of operari (see operation). Weakened sense of “significant, important” is from 1955.
“worker, operator,” 1809, from operative (adj.); sense of “secret agent, spy” is first attested 1930, probably from its use by the Pinkerton Detective Agency as a title for their private detectives (1905).
operative op·er·a·tive (ŏp’ər-ə-tĭv, -ə-rā’tĭv, ŏp’rə-)
[in-ter-os-kyuh-leyt] /ˌɪn tərˈɒs kyəˌleɪt/ verb (used without object), interosculated, interosculating. 1. to interpenetrate; inosculate. 2. to form a connecting link. /ˌɪntərˈɒskjʊˌleɪt/ verb 1. (rare) (intransitive) (biology) (of two different species or groups of organisms) to share certain characteristics
[os-ee-uh s] /ˈɒs i əs/ adjective 1. composed of, containing, or resembling bone; bony. /ˈɒsɪəs/ adjective 1. consisting of or containing bone, bony adj. “bony,” early 15c., from Medieval Latin ossous, from Latin osseus “bony, of bone,” from os (genitive ossis) “bone,” from PIE *ost- “bone” (cf. Sanskrit asthi, Hittite hashtai-, Greek osteon “bone,” Greek […]
- Interosseous artery
interosseous artery in·ter·os·se·ous artery (ĭn’tər-ŏs’ē-əs) n.
- Interosseous cartilage
interosseous cartilage n. See connecting cartilage.