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Wordnet 3.0


1. having influence or producing an effect;
- Example: "many emotional determinants at work"
- Example: "an operant conscience"

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Operant \Op"er*ant\, a. [L. operans, p. pr. of operari. See Operate.] Operative. [R.] --Shak. -- n. An operative person or thing. [R.] --Coleridge. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

operant adj 1: having influence or producing an effect; "many emotional determinants at work"; "an operant conscience"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

31 Moby Thesaurus words for "operant": actor, agent, architect, author, conductor, creator, doer, driver, engineer, executant, executor, executrix, fabricator, functionary, handler, maker, manipulator, medium, mover, operative, operator, performer, perpetrator, pilot, practitioner, prime mover, producer, runner, steersman, subject, worker