Significado de “the operative word” - Diccionario Inglés

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Significado de "the operative word" - Diccionario Inglés

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the operative word

the most important word in a phrase, which explains the truth of a situation:

He was a painter - "was" being the operative word, since he died last week.

(Definition of “the operative word” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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