illegal operation


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illegal operation

[i′lē·gəl äp·ə′rā·shən]
(computer science)
An operation specified by a program instruction that cannot be carried out by the computer.

illegal operation

An operation that is not authorized or understood. An "illegal operation" error message typically means that the computer has been directed to execute an invalid instruction and has stopped or has terminated the offending application (see abend). However, programmers may choose to display such a message at certain locations in their code as a safety check, trusting that their logic is sound and the computer should never arrive at those points. If it does, the program halts, and the message is displayed. Such messages may have an error number that refers to a location in the code.
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At worst, it was an illegal operation that was conducted with intimidation and coercion, involved unlawful detainment and resulted in two long-time employees being fired without just cause.
The bags were being loaded onto a large truck in the south of Riyadh to be sold to shops when the ministry's teams intercepted the illegal operation.
He added: "The mastermind of the gang was looking to recruit more truck drivers to help in the illegal operation.
Cardiff Council successfully applied for an order to shut down the illegal operation and seize and destroy the equipment they found.
Since opening in 2007, Cementos David has faced a number of law suits over its alleged illegal operation permits and environmental pollution, which were filed by residents of San Rafael de Alajuela.
Dautalieva said that she received an appeal from residents of Kant of Chui region who reported on illegal operation of LLC "Min Sin" that refines metal.
The illegal operation was described as a "sophisticated drugs concealment" by the UK Border Agency (UKBA).
Dozens of residents who have been fighting for months to stop the alleged illegal operation told board members that the noise, odors, and flies from the property continue to disrupt their lives.
In the same month, it was announced in Egypt that a law to strengthen penalties against female circumcision will be put to parliament when it reconvenes in autumn, after a teenage girl died during an illegal operation to mutilate her genitalia.
That would mean finding a doctor who was prepared to do an illegal operation and risk his liberty and his licence to practise medicine, a woman who was prepared to risk the subsequent publicity, and a hospital prepared to break the law .
Thousands more empty bottles ready to be filled were also discovered, giving a glimpse of the magnitude of the illegal operation.
Malcolm Noble had been employed by South Shields-based clothing importers Visage Imports Ltd for more than a decade when he abused his position of trust to assist in the illegal operation.