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idle

[′īd·əl]
(mechanical engineering)
To run without a load.

idle

Not processing any data. Some CPUs have an idle state that halts all processing until an interrupt is received. However, some circuits are always operating such as the refreshing of static and dynamic RAM memories, which would otherwise lose their content. See idle character.
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17-123, the local government last week started imposing an ad valorem on real property, also known as the idle land tax.
Also, properties with structures or other kinds of construction evaluated as less than half the assessed value of the land are, likewise, regarded as unimproved and idle.
Iraki, adding: "There is nothing like idle land, as it has potential future use.
The government will work with relevant authorities in charge of land, with a view to developing and enacting new laws that will also allow private idle land to be converted into agricultural prodiuction centres,' he said.
The building designs of some public housing estates completed in the early days have often included some idle spaces scattered around the estate buildings.
With the T680's factory installed APU that runs on batteries, drivers don't have to idle, but can run the Idle Management System battery-powered heating and cooling while using the sleeper.
15 July 2014 - US engineered thermal solutions, systems and controls supplier Phillips & Temro Industries (PTI) said it had acquired domestic idle elimination solutions provider Idle Free Systems Inc.
I've got one or two up my sleeve that will absolutely freak people out,'' said Idle, who has taken the lead on assembling the 10 performances at London's O2 Arena.
Maxwell Technologies Inc (Nasdaq: MXWL), a company involved in the development and manufacture of innovative, cost-effective energy storage and power delivery solutions, is providing ultracapacitor-based Engine Start Modules to Idle Free Systems Inc, a company involved in anti-idling solutions for the trucking industry.
Posters hang on school grounds, faculty and staff encourage parents to reduce idling time and the bus service the school works with reminds bus drivers to cut their engines after three idle minutes.
Those who stay up-to-date with current events in Canada have heard of Idle No More, but at the same time, may not know how the movement arose and how it impacts society.