illegal operation


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illegal operation

[i′lē·gəl äp·ə′rā·shən]
(computer science)
An operation specified by a program instruction that cannot be carried out by the computer.

illegal operation

An operation that is not authorized or understood. An "illegal operation" error message typically means that the computer has been directed to execute an invalid instruction and has stopped or has terminated the offending application (see abend). However, programmers may choose to display such a message at certain locations in their code as a safety check, trusting that their logic is sound and the computer should never arrive at those points. If it does, the program halts, and the message is displayed. Such messages may have an error number that refers to a location in the code.
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Prior to the arrest of the suspects, the NBI received a complaint with regard to the illegal operation of an open dump in Barangay Tanawan, Bustos, Bulacan.
The multi-millionaire has also been charged with financing an illegal operation.
Marinakis, who bought Forest 10 months ago in a PS50million takeover, has also been charged with financing an illegal operation.
This is the biggest illegal operation to crack down on crocodile skin trafficking in Aswan.
During the raid, the FIA officials caught the two doctors and their assistants conducting an illegal operation in the operation theater in the house.
It focused on holding accountable the entities that organise or assist in the illegal operation and hand them harsh prison sentences and fines ranging from EGP 200,000-500,000.
A controversial police unit accused of being out of control are to be shut down after mounting an illegal operation to hunt Sunday Mail sources.
Today we report on page 26 how the six-strong gang set up their illegal operation from a surburban city property.
Hired by Lloyd's insurance company to oversee the voyage of the vessel "Barclay" from Hawaii to San Diego, Skipper Brent Calloway becomes entangled in an illegal operation to sink the ship and collect insurance money!
The warehouse was shut down and those in charge of the illegal operation are being questioned and face legal action.
The reply contains information on what action has been taken by the ministry in each individual case, which schools have been closed down as a result of illegal operation, and which schools have been given deadlines to submit the necessary documentation in order to meet the ministry's criteria for a licence.