Translation of "operative" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

operative

noun [ C ] uk /ˈɒp.ər.ə.tɪv/ us /ˈɑː.pɚ.ə.t̬ɪv/

formal a worker, especially one who is skilled in working with their hands

工人;(尤指)技工
a factory operative 工廠技工

mainly US a person who works secretly for an organization

密探;特工人員
a CIA operative 中央情報局特工
adjective uk /ˈɒp.ər.ə.tɪv/ us /ˈɑː.pɚ.ə.t̬ɪv/ formal
in use

working or being used

有效的;實施中的;使用中的
The agreement will not become operative until all members have signed. 所有的成員都簽字後,協議才會生效。
→ Opposite inoperative
medical

specialized medical relating to a medical operation:

an operative technique

(Translation of “operative” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)