Working Order


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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

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.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Tell me that any man living wants to work all his days, from day-dawn till dark, under the constant eye of a master, without the power of putting forth one irresponsible volition, on the same dreary, monotonous, unchanging toil, and all for two pairs of pantaloons and a pair of shoes a year, with enough food and shelter to keep him in working order! Any man who thinks that human beings can, as a general thing, be made about as comfortable that way as any other, I wish he might try it.
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