Inoperant vs Operant - What's the difference?

inoperant | operant |

Inoperant is a derived term of operant.


As adjectives the difference between inoperant and operant

is that inoperant is not operant while operant is that operates to produce an effect.

As a noun operant is

an operative person or thing.

inoperant

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Not operant.
  • operant

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • That operates to produce an effect.
  • * Shakespeare
  • thy most operant poison
  • * 1955 , edition, ISBN 0553249592, page 117:
  • I tell you frankly, if Paul Aubry is guilty I hope is convicted and punished; but if one of the others is guilty I hope he—or she—is punished, and if I knew anything operant to that end I certainly would not withhold it.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An operative person or thing.
  • (psychology) Any of a class of behaviors that produce consequences by operating (i.e., acting) upon the environment.
  • Derived terms

    * inoperant * operancy * operant conditioning

    Antonyms

    * inoperant

    See also

    * Skinner box

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