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operatiba : operative (n.)
Related words: polis; sekreta

Derivatives of operatiba

n. (person)1. intelligence agent, intelligence officer, operative, secret agenta person secretly employed in espionage for a government.
~ agenta representative who acts on behalf of other persons or organizations.
~ agent-in-placean operative serving as a penetration into an intelligence target.
~ agent provocateur, provocateura secret agent who incites suspected persons to commit illegal acts.
~ bridge agentan operative who acts as a courier or go-between from a case officer to a secret agent in a hostile area.
~ case officeran operative who also serves as an official staffer of an intelligence service.
~ codetalker, windtalkera secret agent who was one of the Navajos who devised and used a code based on their native language; the code was unbroken by the Japanese during World War II.
~ foota member of a surveillance team who works on foot or rides as a passenger.
~ nocan undercover agent who is given no official cover.
~ spy, undercover agent(military) a secret agent hired by a state to obtain information about its enemies or by a business to obtain industrial secrets from competitors.
~ walk-inan operative who initiates his own defection (usually to a hostile country) for political asylum.
n. (person)2. operative, pi, private detective, private eye, private investigator, shamus, sherlocksomeone who can be employed as a detective to collect information.
~ detectivean investigator engaged or employed in obtaining information not easily available to the public.
~ hotel detective, house detective, house dicka private detective employed by a hotel or retail store.
~ inquiry agenta private detective.
~ store detectivea private detective employed by a merchant to stop pilferage.
adj. 3. operativebeing in force or having or exerting force.; "operative regulations"; "the major tendencies operative in the American political system"
~ operanthaving influence or producing an effect.; "many emotional determinants at work"; "an operant conscience"
~ in effect, in force, effective, goodexerting force or influence.; "the law is effective immediately"; "a warranty good for two years"; "the law is already in effect (or in force)"
~ in operation, operating, operationalbeing in effect or operation.; "de facto apartheid is still operational even in the `new' African nations"; "bus service is in operation during the emergency"; "the company had several operating divisions"
~ workingserving to permit or facilitate further work or activity.; "discussed the working draft of a peace treaty"; "they need working agreements with their neighbor states on interstate projects"
adj. 4. operative, surgicalrelating to or requiring or amenable to treatment by surgery especially as opposed to medicine.; "a surgical appendix"; "a surgical procedure"; "operative dentistry"
~ preoperativehappening or done before and in preparation for a surgical operation.
~ postoperativehappening or done after a surgical operation.; "postoperative complications"; "postoperative care"
adj. 5. operativeeffective; producing a desired effect.; "the operative word"
~ significant, importantimportant in effect or meaning.; "a significant change in tax laws"; "a significant change in the Constitution"; "a significant contribution"; "significant details"; "statistically significant"
adj. 6. functional, operative, running, working(of e.g. a machine) performing or capable of performing.; "in running (or working) order"; "a functional set of brakes"
~ functioningperforming or able to perform its regular function.; "a functioning flashlight"