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lock

 [lok]
1. a place, often airtight, where something is sealed in.
2. a device such as a clamp for holding something firmly in place.
heparin lock see heparin lock.

lock

(lok),
A device for holding or closing.

lock

Vox populi A device that prevents a particular action or activity. See Bloxham air lock, Heparin lock, Job lock, Vapor lock.

lock

(lok)
1. An enclosing, fastening, or securing device.
2. A mechanism that, when moved, permits or obstructs passage.
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For desktop logons removing the card, locks down display manager (KDM, GDM, XDM) and starts up the screen saver.
Used by IT professionals at more than 1,000 locations in manufacturing, financial, retail, service, health care, utility, transportation, education and government sectors, AirMagnet tracks down unauthorized access, locks down approved access points and locks in unprecedented levels of network performance, security and reliability.
Used by IT professionals at more than 1,000 customers in the manufacturing, financial, retail, service, health care, utility, transportation, education and government sectors, AirMagnet tracks down unauthorized access, locks down approved access points and locks in unprecedented levels of network performance, security and reliability.