Operative vs Pinkerton - What's the difference?

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(en adjective)
  • Effectual or important.
  • He's usually in a good mood — the operative word there being "usually". Today was a disaster.
  • Functional, in working order.
  • Having the power of acting; hence, exerting force, physical or moral; active in the production of effects.
  • an operative motive
  • * South
  • It holds in all operative principles.
  • Producing the appropriate or designed effect; efficacious.
  • an operative dose, rule, or penalty
  • Based upon, or consisting of, a surgical operation or operations.
  • operative surgery

    Derived terms

    * operative word


    (en noun)
  • An employee or other worker with some particular function or skill.
  • A spy, secret agent, or detective.
  • A participant of an operation.
  • Anagrams

    * ----



    Proper noun

  • for someone from a place of that name near Dunbar.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • (dated, countable) An operative employed by the (1819-1884).
  • *1950 , " Kiss the Donkey," Time , 4 Sep.,
  • *:He joined the pickets in the bloody Homestead steel strike of 1892, and actually went so far as to jostle a Pinkerton .
  • Derived terms

    * Pinkertonian