Definition of 'operative word'
Example sentences containing 'operative word'
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Harry Danforth was one of the old-style cops who believed that the operative word in the phrase police force was the last word. MURDER SONGOnce again he concentrated on the operative word abroad, but the solution still eluded him. A SONG AT TWILIGHT`I shouldn't be saying this, but...' But being the operative word; the man could not keep his mouth shut. NIGHT SISTERS
Trends of 'operative word'
Used Rarely. operative word is in the lower 50% of commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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