Seventeen operatives of Islamic State have entered Germany disguised as refugees, according to evidence collected by the country’s domestic intelligence agency.
That failure raises questions about al-Qaeda, if those attacks were indeed planned by individuals associated with the Islamist terror network. It suggests that there is variable ability among al-Qaeda’s operatives, some of whom are highly professional, but others who are fanatical yet amateurish.
-- Britain under threat
Jul 2nd 2007
Some Shed Gadgets, Turn to iPhone
Lower-income households are turning in force to the iPhone and may be doing so to save the cost of a separate broadband connection and music devices.
Organizations and government
- Division (business) within an organization; i.e., Organs of United Nations
- Organs of state, branches of power within a government
1. In full strength, in large numbers, as in Demonstrators were out in force. This usage originally alluded to a large military force. [Early 1300s]
2. Operative, binding, as in This rule is no longer in force. This usage originally alluded to the binding power of a law. [Late 1400s]
a group of people organized and trained, especially for military, police or a stated purpose:
the security forces
the work force
He joined the police force straight after school.
the forces plural noun
the military organizations for air, land and sea
1 FORMAL a worker, especially one who is skilled in working with their hands:
a factory operative
2 MAINLY US a person who works secretly for an organization:
a CIA operative
adj. - 動作的, 生產有關的, 運轉的
n. –工人、 職員, 偵探, 刑警
adj. - 動く, 作用する, 実施されている, 効果のある, 手術の, 効力のある
n. - 工員, 諜報部員, 探偵
the operative word
the most important word in a phrase, which explains the truth of a situation:
He was a painter - 'was' being the operative word since he died last week.
• the operative word / 最重要的詞, 關鍵字/ 重要な意味を持つ語