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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (functioning)
a. operativo
The company made some significant adjustments to the operative budget.La empresa hizo unos ajustes significativos al presupuesto operativo.
2. (most important)
a. clave
I almost passed the exam. The key word is "almost."Casi aprobé el examen. La palabra clave es "casi".
3. (in effect)
a. en vigor
The new law will become operative next week.La nueva ley entrará en vigor la semana que viene.
4. (medicine)
a. quirúrgico
Dr. Perez is testing a new operative technique on this patient.El Dr. Pérez va a probar una nueva técnica quirúrgica con este paciente.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
5. (worker)
a. el operario
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
, la operaria
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
We'll start working when the operatives arrive.Vamos a empezar a trabajar cuando lleguen los operarios.
b. el obrero
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
, la obrera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
My father is an operative in the electrical industry.Mi padre es obrero en la industria eléctrica.
6. (spy)
a. el agente
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
, la agente
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Hillary was a teenager when she learned that her parents were CIA operatives.Hillary era adolescente cuando se enteró de que sus padres eran agentes de la CIA.
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operative
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (manual worker)
a. el operario(a)
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
la operario(a)
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
2. (spy)
a. el agente
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
la agente
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
3. (law, rule)
a. vigente
to become operativeentrar en vigor
the operative wordla palabra clave
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operative [ˈɒpərətɪv]
adjective
1 (gen) operativo
the operative word la palabra clave
2 (Jur)
to be operative estar en vigor; to become operative from the 9th entrar en vigor a partir del 9
3 (Med) operatorio
noun
(worker) obreroaobrera (m) (f);a obrera (with a special skill) operarioaoperaria (m) (f);a operaria obreroaobrera (m) (f) especializadoaespecializada;a obrera a especializada
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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