Translation of operative in Spanish:


Pronunciation /ˈɑp(ə)rədɪv//ˈɒp(ə)rətɪv/


  • 1

    (having effect)
    to be operative estar en vigor / en vigencia
    • as soon as these measures become operative en cuanto estas medidas entren en vigor / en vigencia
    • the operative part of the agreement la parte pertinente del acuerdo
    • the operative word la palabra clave
  • 2

    (procedure/technique) quirúrgico
    • However, the medical therapy is generally not very effective and should be reserved for patients unwilling to undergo dilation or surgery or poor operative candidates.
    • The fact that there is no foreseeable or realistic prospect of deportation doesn't mean that the statutory purpose of detention pending such deportation isn't still operative.
    • With the year on year increase in rates of operative delivery it is important to evaluate the impact of obstetric interventions on future reproductive outcome and subsequent mode of delivery.
    • The Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine cites elective operative mortality rates of five per cent, which means 95 per cent of patients survive and go on to lead a normal life.
    • A further explanation may lie in the principles and style of legal interpretation and administration that are operative in Indonesia's contemporary legal system.
    • Fractures with even small amounts of displacement are prone to nonunion, and operative treatment is recommended.
    • See if that ‘big grin’ is operative in a courtroom.
    • Most, if not all, postoperative organ dysfunction and morbidity associated with major operative procedures may be related to changes induced by stress caused by the operation.
    • Causation and convergence were still operative, but they functioned more subtly, and the audience was no longer enthralled in hypothesis building.
    • I also understood why the company felt the need to sever him in 1970, as his thinking was rooted firmly in marketing concepts that, by then, were simply not operative.
    • The patient had an excellent clinical result after the first surgery and requested operative repair of this rupture.
    • Rates of operative mortality and major complications with these procedures are low.
    • ‘The euro is here, it will be operative across the continent in five days' time,’ he told BBC Radio 4's Today programme.
    • Nevertheless, the high incidence of macrosomia and other complications often results in cesarean or other operative delivery.
    • While this type of effect may be operative, we note that the magnitude of the correlations between satisfaction and other perceptions varies dramatically.
    • All tracheotomies were operative tracheotomies, and no percutaneous dilatational tracheostomies were performed.
    • Impaired ventricular function in itself is not an absolute contraindication to cardiac surgery, although the operative risks are increased.
    • For instance, the principle that society should share the costs of production while enjoying free access to goods at the point of delivery is one already operative in a huge public sector in most capitalist states.
    • The time between injury and operative treatment was longer than in the meniscectomy group.
    • There was otherwise only weak evidence that natural selection might be operative at the HLA loci, and this effect (if true) appeared localized.
    • Still, the crowding-out effect is operative as the new money ‘printed’ by the government is competing for resources with old money saved by the public.
    • All our surgeries have a certain operative mortality associated with them.
    • In 1999 and 2000, its members decided to transfer its operative functions into the EU, in order to strengthen its European Security and Defence Policy.
    • In addition, the transcervical approach has fewer associated side effects, decreased operative time and minimal postoperative hospitalization.
    • I'm thinking of something like Earl Shorris's Clemente Program, which was wildly successful, but I'm not sure if it's still operative.
    • They will not be operative there and in effect it is the same as being anywhere else in the country.
    • Patient selection is crucial, as the operative morbidity and mortality may be unacceptable in patients with limited cardiopulmonary reserve.
    • The 10-mm operative laparoscopy was developed, and surgical procedures were seen only by the eye of the surgeon through the lens.
    • This Club of Rome effect is now widely recognized as having been operative in the U.S. gas market.
    • The operative technique used for angioplasty in these patients is now obsolete.
    • For some major types of surgery, operative mortality is an important measure of performance.
    • It kicked off operations early last year, and was largely operative by fall - although schools, reemboldened in a chorus of complaint, have reported serious glitches in the system.
    • These issues are unlikely to be resolved until a Chief of Defence Staff is appointed and given the authority over the service chiefs to make the SF Command truly operative.
    • Patients found unfit on account of low PFT values for a particular type of surgery were rejected for operative procedure.
    • Of 781 cases, we found case notes for 714, and, out of these, we analysed the 703 cases that involved operative treatment.
    • The signs and symptoms of ectopic pregnancy are usually evident as early as, or even before, the first missed menstrual period, so prompt diagnosis and operative treatment can prevent major trouble.
    • This was probably just an old 1980s shell of the sort used against the Kurds and Iranians, and nothing suggests many of these remain or are still operative.
    • At a fixed fare of Rs 15, the service is operative from 8 am to 9 pm.
    • This was a necessary condition, as most vital functions must have been operative shortly after hatching, which may have coincided with the onset of calcification.
    • Rarely, if ever, is the functionality of a plane combined with that of any other operative tool (we never see a combined plane and bit brace, for instance).


  • 1formal

    operario masculine
    operaria feminine
    production operative operario de producción masculine
  • 2

    (detective, spy)
    (masculine and feminine) agente