the telescope is substantially inoperative due to an equipment failure
not working or taking effect.
translation of 'inoperative'
Combining decaying and 'inoperative' early warning systems with a ‘launch on warning’ posture for thousands of nuclear weapons is a recipe for nuclear disaster.
Only one phaser is 'inoperative' , which means, offensively, the ship is almost totally effective, but defensively its lack of forward shielding makes the vessel incredibly vulnerable.
The fire hydrants, which are sometimes found to be 'inoperative' during the fire hazards in the town, should be revamped.
In the event that any of the terms or provisions of this Agreement shall be declared to be invalid or 'inoperative' , all of the remaining terms and provisions set forth herein shall remain in full force and effect.
This last resort could either solve the problem or render the cell phone completely 'inoperative' .
One or more pipes or the canister itself could be blocked or damaged, or maybe one of the valves in the system is 'inoperative' .
The clerk appeared a minute later and said that the car wash was 'inoperative' , because they were cleaning it.
The consequence is that they need to perhaps reframe their legislation, in order that their legislation will not become 'inoperative' as a consequence of section 109.
The modular nature of the equipment not only permitted operation of the system when some modules are 'inoperative' , but also permited convenient expansion to increase capability.
My kids love them, naturally enough, and I can't get away with sitting them on an 'inoperative' machine any more.
Some later model Russian missiles have been recovered in anti-terrorist raids, and some of these have become 'inoperative' due to age or poor handling.
One organization replaced another after virtually ignoring food shortages, and electrical power and public utilities remained 'inoperative' .
There was a smoke detector but it was 'inoperative' .
It is a measure of the ability of the network to successfully route information from source to destination when equipment in the network is partially functional or 'inoperative' .
Some of them we will only be able to play three times before they come 'inoperative' .
Having a completely 'inoperative' disk drive is really starting to bug me.
It was also to insure that no one could alter the cars (in the US) so that the pollution controls were rendered 'inoperative' in order to get more performance at the expense of gas mileage or emissions.
One wonders how the 'inoperative' council is supposed to generate the much needed finances to liquidate the debts.
The oil-soaked ramp, which had been rendered 'inoperative' when small-arms fire damaged the helicopter's utility hydraulics, was stuck in the down position.
The telephone's influence is so pervasive that only when things go wrong with the technology - for example, a thunderstorm renders it 'inoperative' - do our problem of isolation becomes apparent.
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