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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 lockout year occurred during the 2004-2005 hockey season.
Although this can at times be disconcerting, the multiple readings of different aspects of the Lockout which appear here can also serve to enhance the reader's understanding.
Despite this, the talks have fallen through resulting in the lockout of the two facilities.
An effective example of a lockout procedure is to fully isolate an energy source ahead of maintenance work, which would entail identifying the energy source, isolating it, and then locking and tagging it to prove the equipment is isolated.
The lockout affected thousands of families across Dublin who already faced high levels of poverty and deprivation.
The epic 2004-2005 lockout in the National Hockey League (NHL) caused the entire season to be lost, an unprecedented outcome in professional team sports.
In 2011, Total Lockout launched Valve Assist, pneumatic and electric actuation tools for wheel operated valves.
Last month, the NHL filed a class action suit against the NHL Players' Association (NHLPA), the players' union, making claims of unfair labor practices against the union and asking the court to address whether the lockout was legal.
While the lockout has played a part in the increased attendance, Abbott said there are other factors also at play.
"Meeting the wishes of thousands of Russian hockey fans, considering the interests of the teams Dynamo Moscow and SKA and due to the lack of certainty with the NHL lockout length, the KHL decided to change the dates of games between the teams scheduled for January 19 and 20," the league said in a website statement.
All PowerMate plugs include a lockout feature that prevents unwarranted usage and complies with OSHA lockout/ tagout requirements.
However, after the lockout, the waiting period is expected to go up.