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operative

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1 being in effective operation
  • the last operative bookbinder of its kind in the business
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in commission (or into commission), in force, in gear, on line

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operative

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1 a person who tries secretly to obtain information for one country in the territory of another usually unfriendly country
  • CIA operatives take terrible risks to find out the secrets of foreign countries.
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secret agent, undercover agent

2 a person not on the police force who investigates criminal or illicit activity or searches for missing persons
  • Set in the 1930s, the novel is about a washed-out operative working for a third-rate detective agency.
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