An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (computing)
a. operating
El informático instalará un nuevo sistema operativo en mi computadora.The technician is going to install a brand new operating system on my computer.
2. (functioning)
a. operative
El plan operativo de mi empresa refleja cuáles son sus objetivos este año.My company's operative plan reflects its aims for the year.
b. operational
El número de teléfono que marqué no está operativo así que llamaré más tarde.The phone number I dialed was not operational so I will call later.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
3. (police action)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. operation
El operativo formado por cuatro policías encontró dónde se escondían los criminales.The four police officer operation located where the criminals were hiding.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. operative
(S. Cone) (esp militar, policial) operation
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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