Inoperative


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Inoperative

Void; not active; ineffectual.

The term inoperative is commonly used to indicate that some force, such as a statute or contract, is no longer in effect and legally binding upon the persons who were to be, or had been, affected by it.

See: defective, defunct, disabled, dormant, expendable, inactive, inadequate, ineffective, ineffectual, invalid, nugatory, null, null and void, otiose, powerless, unable, unavailing, unproductive, void
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213, the pilot or an appropriately rated mechanic, must determine "the inoperative instrument or equipment does not constitute a hazard to the aircraft.
Second, you must follow the steps and limitations of the MEL; it may permit operators to disable the inoperative equipment, or it may require actions performed by mechanics.
Notice how the regulation prohibits you only from taking off with inoperative equipment.
Taxpayers of many years are fleeing, leaving an inoperative City Council.
But the scientists speculate that by making the mammary cells dormant and bringing them close to the point of death, something happens to break the chemical locks that have kept most of the genes inoperative.
I didn't lie, Senator; I merely put forth an inoperative statement,'' one witness told the congressional investigative panel.
We'll have the patrol personnel - officers as well as police service assistants - look for vehicles which have expired registrations and look for vehicles that are obviously inoperative or, in some cases, may have grass growing underneath them or have debris.
Other frequently found problems by the Auto Club included inoperative headlights, brake lights, tail lights and turn signals, dirty air filters, and under-inflated tires.
The overheating could be caused by a plugged radiator or a stuck thermostat, but since it happens when you're stuck in traffic, I'd put my money on an inoperative cooling fan.
After the six-month period, the customer must return an inoperative scanner to the manufacturer's depot repair facility in order to obtain warranty repairs.
The patented Taurus Security System(TM) engages with the turn of a special key to render the firearm inoperative, and is entirely contained in the gun, with no parts to misplace.