noun see inoperative

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • inoperativeness — See inoperative. * * * …   Universalium

  • inoperativeness — noun The state or condition of being inoperative; nonfunction …   Wiktionary

  • inoperativeness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A lack of action or activity: idleness, inaction, inactivity, inertness, stagnation. See ACTION …   English dictionary for students

  • inoperativeness — noun see inoperative * * * inopˈerativeness noun • • • Main Entry: ↑inoperable …   Useful english dictionary

  • inoperative — inoperativeness, n. /in op euhr euh tiv, op reuh tiv, op euh ray tiv/, 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 no longer in effect; void; canceled: The earlier rule is now inoperative. [1625 35; IN 3 + …   Universalium

  • inoperative — adjective Date: circa 1631 not operative: as a. not functioning < an inoperative clock > b. having no effect or force < an inoperative law > • inoperativeness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Perpetual motion — For other uses, see Perpetual motion (disambiguation). Robert Fludd s 1618 water screw perpetual motion machine from a 1660 wood engraving. This device is widely credited as the first recorded attempt to describe such a device in order to produce …   Wikipedia

  • inoperancy — noun The quality of being inoperant or inoperative, of lacking the power to be effective or effectual. <! Inoperant seems a rare synonym for Inoperative Inoperancy of the world of spirit; Syn: ineffectiveness, ineffectuality, ineffectualness …   Wiktionary

  • nonfunction — noun a) Failure to function; inoperativeness. b) Anything that is not a function …   Wiktionary

  • disrepair — Synonyms and related words: bankruptcy, breakage, breakdown, collapse, crack up, crippling, damage, decay, destruction, deterioration, detriment, dilapidation, disablement, encroachment, functionlessness, harm, hobbling, hurt, hurting, impairment …   Moby Thesaurus

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