inoperativeness

inoperative

[in-op-er-uh-tiv, -op-ruh-tiv, -op-uh-rey-tiv]
adjective
1.
not operative; not in operation.
2.
without effect: inoperative remedies.
3.
no longer in effect; void; canceled: The earlier rule is now inoperative.

Origin:
1625–35; in-3 + operative

inoperativeness, noun
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inoperative (ɪnˈɒpərətɪv, -ˈɒprə-)
 
adj
1.  not operating
2.  useless or ineffective
 
in'operativeness
 
n

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