effectively grounded

effectively grounded

[ə¦fek·tiv·lē ′grau̇nd·əd]
(electricity)
Grounded through a connection of sufficiently low impedances (inherent or intentionally added) so that fault grounds which may occur cannot build up voltages dangerous to connected personnel or other equipment.
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It's the story of how workers from the Rolls-Royce factory in East Kilbride refused to repair jet engines for the murderous Pinochet regime and effectively grounded half of Chile's air force.
A modern interpretation of a saloon, the venue is a series of interconnected spaces, creating a sense of discovery, and offering an excuse to bring together a diverse array of finishes, styles and decor inspiration, effectively grounded with the rustic parquet flooring.
Then BA were effectively grounded during one of the busiest weekends of the year because of over reliance on modern technology.
The boycott started late last week and has effectively grounded hundreds of training flights, Conservative Herald reported.
When the fault occurs at any tower of an overhead transmission line in an effectively grounded power network, the fault current returns to the grounded neutral through the towers, ground return path and ground wires.
He told the Mirror: "While those ambulances are queuing, while their patients are waiting to be accepted on to the system by a triage nurse, the paramedics are effectively grounded. They can't answer calls, they can't attend emergencies, they can't be of help to anyone in desperate need.
New York (AirGuideBusiness - Business & Industry Features) Fri, Apr 4, 2014 - Lufthansa said a three-day walkout by its pilots, which has effectively grounded Germany's largest airline, could cost it up to EURa[logical not]75 million (USD$103 million) as it called on their union to return for talks over pay and retirement conditions.
With the highflying opposition prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi gradually losing steam after being effectively grounded by a political novice like Arvind Kejriwal, Priyanka can add a new dimension to the 2014 general election.
Nor has she been able to get back on a plane for another whistle-stop tour to some far-flung part of the world, effectively grounded after notching up a record-breaking 112 countries.
With the flotilla effectively grounded, Israel was gearing up to face off with hundreds more international activists expected to arrive en masse in Ben Gurion airport near Tel Aviv on Friday as a show of solidarity with the Palestinians.
But he also said: "Pilots without a valid medical are effectively grounded and shouldn't fly any aircraft."