inoperative : Definition, Usages, News and More

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i no puh ruh tiv

  • a  not working or taking effect
    an inoperative law

  • For a substantial portion of Rosetta's travels with the comet, the electrical systems will be dormant, and its instruments and experiments inoperative as the craft is pulled along .
  • Last week, however, that flat denial apparently became inoperative.
  • Second Mate David Fike told of a ruptured steam coil in one of the tanks, of inoperative automatic temperature gauges, and of worn packing around the screw.
News & Articles

  • 1997 Alfa Romeo 156 Reviews
    On delivery one of the window lifters was inoperative. The ABS sensors went inoperative after two days. The steering hydraulic lines split several times.
    July 22, 2013 -
  • UPDATE: Man Dies At JFK After First Responders Delayed By Security Doors
    [UPDATE BELOW] A man died from a heart attack at JFK early Saturday after not one, but two, sets of paramedics were delayed by inoperative security badges at the newly renovated, $1.4 billion Terminal 4, the Post reports . [ more › ]        
    July 17, 2013 - Gothamist

  • Arlen Specter in USA Today
    The clock "is in a countdown, second by second, to the appointed hour and minute when a nuclear explosion may render the Senate inoperative, or at least do substantial damage to this institution," Judiciary Committee chairman Arlen Specter,...
  • Marla Luckert in Topeka Capital Journal
    A presumption applicable to contracting parties only, and inoperative as to everyone else -- consumers, advocacy groups, state utility commissions, elected officials acting parens patriae -- could scarcely provide the stability Mobile-Sierra aimed... Ruth Bader Ginsburg New York Times Jan 13, 2010 52090 69441 inoperative A court issuing such an opinion would usurp the legislature's duty to make a preliminary judgment on the constitutionality of inoperative legislative provisions," Justice Marla Luckert wrote for the court.

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