Working Order


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Working Order

 

the condition of a technical device in which it meets all requirements stipulated by technical documentation. A device is considered in working order when all parameters defining its operating ability, condition, and appearance are within assigned limits and, in addition, when there are no failures of reserve units and elements. A product can go from working order to being out of order as a result of failure or damage.

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She was still in working order, and she was still working.
Superintendent, with his military voice still in good working order.
His manners were pleasantly marked by the formal grace and refinement of the old school of politeness, quickened by the invigorating sharpness and readiness of a man whose business in life obliges him always to keep his faculties in good working order.
Our new acquaintance advanced now from the mantelpiece with his pipe in good working order.