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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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Each network starts from a different base, there are only 182 companies with an interlocker in 1976 compared to a field of 202 in 1996.
Ignition interlockers would only let engines start after a driver gives a legal sample of breath.