Inoperative vs Inoperable - What's the difference?

inoperative | inoperable |


As adjectives the difference between inoperative and inoperable

is that inoperative is not working or functioning; either idle or broken while inoperable is incapable of being successfully surgically operated on.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

inoperative

English

Adjective

(-)
  • not working or functioning; either idle or broken
  • (legal) No longer legally binding
  • inoperable

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Incapable of being successfully surgically operated on.
  • Incapable of correct operation or function; inoperative.