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The term inoperative is commonly used to indicate that some force, such as a statute or contract, is no longer in effect and legally binding upon the persons who were to be, or had been, affected by it.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