Operative vs Working - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between operative and working
is that operative
is effectual or important while working
is that is or are functioning.
As nouns the difference between operative and working
is that operative
is an employee or other worker with some particular function or skill while working
is (usually plural) operation; action.
As a verb working is
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
Effectual or important.
Functional, in working order.
Having the power of acting; hence, exerting force, physical or moral; active in the production of effects.
- He's usually in a good mood — the operative word there being "usually". Today was a disaster.
- an operative motive
Producing the appropriate or designed effect; efficacious.
- It holds in all operative principles.
Based upon, or consisting of, a surgical operation or operations.
- an operative dose, rule, or penalty
- operative surgery
* operative word
An employee or other worker with some particular function or skill.
A spy, secret agent, or detective.
A participant of an operation.
From (etyl) werking, werkynge, warkynge, worchinge, from (etyl) . Cognate with (etyl) wirking, warking, (etyl) werking, (etyl) Wirkung.
(usually plural) Operation; action.
Method of operation.
(of bodies of water) Becoming full of a vegetable substance.
- Leave him alone; he's working .
That is or are functioning.
That suffices but requires additional work.
- a working ventilator
In paid employment.
- a working copy of the script
Of or relating to employment.
- working mothers
Enough to allow one to use something.
- the working week
- a working knowledge of computers
* (functioning''): functioning; up (''mainly used of computers )
* (that suffices but requires further work ): draft, provisional, temporary
* (in paid employment ): employed, in employment
* (of or relating to employment ): work
* (enough to allow one to use something ): basic
* (functioning''): broken, broken-down, down (''mainly used of computers )