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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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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.
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.
Strikes and lock-outs are indicative of labour-management relations.
Built-in AutoQC [R] module holds up to 40 days of QC material & automatically provides programmable QC regimens, lock-outs, & lot-to-lot comparisons.
They have attacking flair enough to thoroughly examine United's new defensive barrier erected round Bassong, whose introduction in his natural position has coincided with the three-game run of lock-outs.