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interlock

(int′ĕr-lok″)
In biomedical engineering and computer science, a forcing function that prevents a user from undertaking certain actions while other potentially redundant or conflicting services are being used.
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We first test for endogeneity of firm performance and incidence of interlocks. We use the Durbin-Wu-Hausman and Wald exogeneity tests for the performance and interlock equations, respectively.
As shown in Figure 1, the loop length of single jersey, 1x1rib, interlock, single pique, and fleece knitted fabrics made from 100% cotton and cotton/elastane (95/5%) blended yarns is different.
The two interlocking CPU of an interlock system has the real-time receiving of the host machine operator's instruction.
The 2014 GAO report noted that the percentage of offenders who actually install an interlock when ordered to is low.
Involvement of social organizations such as Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) or Fathers Against Drunk Driving (FADD) has been contributing significantly to increased demand for ignition interlock devices in North America.
interlock with firms who will be profitable in the future.
Once a predefined order of operations has been established and safeguarded by interlocks, there is no option available other than to strictly follow that same predefined sequence of actions.
The basic research findings regarding the interlock are well understood (Marques and Voas 2010):
But many others "wait out" the period of time that they are required to have an interlock device installed and then apply for a new license, legally bypassing the interlock requirement, Pratt said.
Top of the interlock tiles has been treated with special material which reflects (Glow) at night.
In this type of interlocking, other reinforcement contingencies are involved directly in the selection of cultural practices, so it is important to understand the role of these contingencies in the maintenance of the behavior of the individuals which participate in the interlock. When, for example, a teacher designates a pupil as a class monitor, this pupil is responsible for maintaining the interlocking behavioral contingencies within the class, while the monitor's behavior may be maintained by consequences that are external to the individuals participating in the specific interlock, in this case, by accruing bonus points for the course.
There are hundreds of academic studies of interlocks from the past four decades.