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The term inoperative is commonly used to indicate that some force, such as a statute or contract, is no longer in effect and legally binding upon the persons who were to be, or had been, affected by it.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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Change the scenario to an instrument checkride: Can Instrument X or Radio Y be inoperative and the proposed IFR flight still be legal and safe?
The bank is looking to revive its high number of inoperative accounts and is also planning to send the SMS alerts in addition to a door-to-door campaign.
I told them that I had restored the left generator, but that I had a bunch of other inoperative equipment and wasn't sure whether I had T&R problems or something else.
Tanov argued that a number of people were interested in rendering the Customs Agency inoperative, adding that the same people were seeking to incite public discontent over his appointment.
The GECI companies face numerous difficulties in production and marketing, including difficulty to procure raw materials and spare parts for machinery and production lines, terrorist attacks that rendered some companies completely inoperative, and reduced production due to the accumulation of stored products that were not sold, and difficulty in marketing and exporting products.
This essential inoperativity of man is not to be understood as the cessation of all activity, but as an activity that consists in making human works and productions inoperative, opening them to a new possible use.
The pedestrians using Zero Point Interchange complained that inoperative lighting system after evening times at ZPI is giving opportunity to the mobile snatchers to loot the commuters.
Then there are the cars with headlights and brake lights that do not work or with indica-tors that are inoperative.
The property tax for inoperative plants will be redoubled so that their owners start selling them, Armenia's Prime
The IS units have a problem with the wiper arm nut that could render the wiper inoperative under certain circumstances such as heavy snow building up on the windshield, according to Toyota.
Ahmed Kamal, media relations officer at Etisalat said the issue has many complicated details, such as whether the transfer from one company to another will be considered as a new subscription, and if the reactivation of inoperative lines will be subject to the proposed tariff.
There were four attempted takeoffs with an known inoperative rear engine.