dead work

dead work

[¦ded ¦wərk]
(mining engineering)
Preparatory work which is for future operations and not directly productive.
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Here, it is necessary to introduce two distinctions proposed by Merhy (14) among hard, hard/soft and soft technologies, and between dead work and live work in action, essential to analyze this micropolitics.
What seemed a dead work was resuscitated when the composer made a so-called revision in 1962-63 that actually entailed an almost complete recomposition of the original.
Further, Vitebsky demonstrates how the content of dialogues with particular sonum change over time, as the living and dead work through their continuing and changing states of existence.
The expected performance of the incumbent is based on an obligation of results and consists in: - carrying out a complete assessment of the condition of the dock structure by an inspection of structural elements, capacities and ballasts, live works and dead works , Bridges, etc.
Playing dead works with grizzly bears but not the black bears found in California.