Operating vs Inactive - What's the difference?

operating | inactive |


As adjectives the difference between operating and inactive

is that operating is in operation while inactive is not active, temporarily or permanently.

As a verb operating

is .

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

operating

English

Adjective

(-)
  • in operation
  • that operates
  • involved in an operation
  • Derived terms

    *operating room *operating system

    Verb

    (head)
  • inactive

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Not active, temporarily or permanently
  • The volcano is inactive , but is only dormant.
  • Not functioning or operating; broken down
  • The photocopier is inactive pending repair.
  • Retired from duty or service
  • Admiral Jones is now on the inactive list.
  • (chemistry) Relatively inert
  • Aluminium is inactive towards water.
  • (physics) Showing no optical activity in polarized light
  • Synthetic glycine is optically inactive as it contains equal amounts of the d- and l- form.

    Derived terms

    * inactively * inactivity

    Synonyms

    * (not active) dull, dormant * (not functioning or operating) idle

    Antonyms

    * (not active) active