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lock-out

(lok′owt″)
In biomedical engineering and computer science, a forcing function that limits access to computer software, medications, or supplies unless the user performs a required sequence of actions, such as entering a unique access code.
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As discussed above, the refusal to license IP to competitors could be considered a lock-out because competition is limited for the term of the IP.
It is a progressive piece of legislation and is designed for (i) the promotion of measures for security and preserving amity and good relations between the employers and workers; (ii) the settlement of disputes between employers and workmen with a right of representation by a registered trade union or federation of trade unions or association of employers; (iii) the prevention of illegal strikes and lock-outs; (iv) the relief for workmen in matters of employment relations and (v) Collective bargaining.
The result is that lock-outs have become very popular with buyers, but they may find that a lock-out agreement does not give them the protection they thought, as demonstrated in a recent case.
Kia says a survey has shown that breakdown incidents are extremely low and the top five call-out requirements are for user-related issues such as lock-outs, and running out of fuel.
Kia says that a survey has shown that occurrences of vehicle breakdown are extremely low and the top five call out requirements are for user related issues such as lock-outs, and running out of fuel.
There were protests, sit-ins, lock-outs and much fun with secret files on MI6 recruitment.
Flat key fob batteries can also cause lock-outs and drivers need to replace batteries at least once a year to maintain operating performance.
Passengers could face rushhour lock-outs at Birmingham's New Street station sooner than has been predicted because it is rapidly reaching breaking point, business leaders and rail users claimed yesterday.
One in which workers were laid off by the conglomerates (the monopolies) and transnationals and told that they would get full pay for the period of the lock-outs -- only now to discover that this promissory note was dependent on the companies defeating the Chavez government.
The Treaties also reserve public security and order, the application of criminal law and the administration of justice, remuneration, the right of association, the right to strike and lock-outs, the organisation and provision of health services and medical care, and ownership regimes exclusively for Member States.
That led to a move over to The Aquarium, where he now presides over Saturday night lock-outs.
Both the TDA6402 and TDA6403 are credited with a wide RF input dynamic range that prevents lock-outs. Both ICs provide two-pin connection to an external IF filter between their VHF/UHF (30 to 1000 MHz) mixer and IF amplifier stages as well as two- and four-pin connections for VHF and UHF tuning networks.