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lock-in

(lok′in″)
1. In a health care insurance plan, a provision that requires that the insured party receive all health care services from providers who participate in the plan.
2. In biomedical engineering, a forcing function that requires that certain actions be undertaken in a specified sequence to avoid mishaps or errors.
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The Student Lock-In shopping event is run by the Cardiff-based student marketing company Total Students, and last for three hours.
Vendor lock-ins can have a real impact on both financial organisations' CAPEX and IT efficiency.
Dressing-room lock-ins after a game are more the stuff of football but on a few occasions the Bears' players were a while emerging after their latest batting collapse had been picked over.
Nibbles It's not an event that would normally tilt Weatherfield on its axis, given Liz's passion for lock-ins with gentleman callers, but who knew she offered such a wide range of services - special, luxury and supreme.
Through weaving webs of understanding with other actors on the local, state, and European level and taking actions including lock-ins, hunger strikes, demonstration, and assemblies, they demand that the Spanish government regularize, without conditions, the situation of all those who are kept in irregular residency situations by immigration policies.
Sources at Old Trafford laugh nervously when they confirm there have been two dressingroom lock-ins already this season.
Barker's childhood of outrageous brutalization and jailhouse lock-ins is so severe that unlike Dexter he is unable to limit targets to only the guilty or even the questionably guilty.
However, it's not all lock-ins and sampling the produce, as he and chef Richard Fox find out.
The activities consider the holidays and events normally associated with the relevant month, offering sound advice for conducting such events lock-ins and history reviews creatively as well as ideas for displays and "passive programs.
For longer lock-ins, you can find 10-year fixes like Woolwich's 4.
The facility also hosts after-prom lock-ins for high school party revelers, keeping kids safe and occupied with fun activities while parents sleep soundly at home.
Customers are struggling to comply with these new government requirements, but deployments can be stifled due to technological or budgetary constraints of the previously available solutions based on proprietary products, which demand expensive lock-ins to one storage vendor.