Meaning of inoperative

in•op•er•a•tive

Pronunciation: (in-op'ur-u-tiv, -op'ru-tiv, -op'u-rā"tiv), [key]
— adj.
  1. not operative; not in operation.
  2. without effect: inoperative remedies.
  3. no longer in effect; void; canceled: The earlier rule is now inoperative.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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