• WordNet 3.6
    • n disablement the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness "reading disability","hearing impairment"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: If you need to dial the telephone and your dial is disabled, you can tap the button in the cradle. If, for example, you need to dial 911, you can tap the button 9 times, then pause, then tap once, then again.
    • n Disablement Deprivation of ability; incapacity.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n disablement Deprivation or want of power; legal impediment;disability.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Disablement want of power; want of legal qualification: disqualification
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  • Martina Navratilova
    Martina Navratilova
    “Disability is a matter of perception. If you can do just one thing well, you're needed by someone.”
  • Edward Heath
    Edward Heath
    “We are the trade union for pensioners and children, the trade union for the disabled and the sick... the trade union for the nation as a whole.”


In literature:

They had proved what they could do, even when disabled and at a disadvantage.
"Edison's Conquest of Mars" by Garrett Putnam Serviss
One of them after three years' service was disabled by wounds and constant labor.
"Woman's Work in the Civil War" by Linus Pierpont Brockett
Ricketts and Griffin, forty men upon the ground, twice that number of horses dead or disabled, tried to drag away the guns.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
My brother David, shortly after this, was disabled by a blow on his arm, and, at my solicitation, left the field.
"The Story of a Cannoneer Under Stonewall Jackson" by Edward A. Moore
The storm had left her in a sadly disabled condition.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
A larger steamer, though herself disabled, finally reached the three drowning men.
"A Woman who went to Alaska" by May Kellogg Sullivan
Other vessels were disabled.
"History of the United States, Volume 4" by E. Benjamin Andrews
Pathology shows us how every physical disablement of the brain is accompanied by mental processes.
"Psychotherapy" by Hugo Münsterberg
He was taken prisoner the second day afterward, and the half of his command was slain or disabled.
"Campaigns of a Non-Combatant," by George Alfred Townsend
At length his sword-arm was disabled, and he could no longer defend himself.
"Notable Voyagers" by W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
The greater number were attacked fiercely by the English, who disabled many of their ships.
"How Britannia Came to Rule the Waves" by W.H.G. Kingston
Blow after blow he warded off, till at last his own arm was disabled.
"The Story of Nelson" by W.H.G. Kingston
Fortunately none of our men were disabled or wounded.
"Our campaign around Gettysburg" by John Lockwood
You see, our artillery is intended for destruction, and not for disablement.
"The Angel of the Revolution" by George Griffith
One of the transports was disabled, and another, directly behind her, had to stop to avoid running into the injured craft.
"The Greater Republic" by Charles Morris
The Germans may have thought they had disabled their antagonist, for this dive is one a machine often takes when the pilot has lost control.
"Air Service Boys Over The Rhine" by Charles Amory Beach
Once the Jamestown fortress was disabled, there would be a permanent breach in the island's defenses, a chink not easily repaired.
"Caribbee" by Thomas Hoover
The short- circuiting of the security system had disabled all the electronic locks in the facility.
"Project Cyclops" by Thomas Hoover
Am I about to disable her?
"Project Daedalus" by Thomas Hoover
In English law a bastard still retains certain disabilities.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 4" by Various

In poetry:

True Christians should be glad of an occasion
To use their temperance, seeking no evasion,
When good is seasonable;
Unlesse Authoritie, which should increase
The obligation in us make it lesse,
And Power it self disable.
"Lent" by George Herbert
One ague dwelleth in my bones,
Another in my soul (the memorie
What I would do for thee, if once my grones
Could be allow'd for harmonie):
I am in all a weak disabled thing,
Save in the sight thereof, where strength doth sting.
"The Crosse" by George Herbert
Now five are stretched lifeless; disabled are three!
Hard pressed, see the last caitiff reel! The brother behind struggles up on one knee,
And drives through his body the steel.
And drives though his body the steel.
caitiff – coward.
"The Feud: A Border Ballad" by Adam Lindsay Gordon

In news:

Adults with disabilities strum ukuleles in ensemble project.
Church, State, and the Americans With Disabilities Act.
People who think they are being wiretapped by the cops could disable the taps by sending a stream of text messages or making numerous VOIP calls to overwhelm the system's thin bandwidth, researchers in Pennsylvania postulate.
Free Culinary Arts Instruction Offered for Disabled Youth.
It aims for fair competition, but with so many disabilities and degrees of severity, classifying Paralympic athletes can often seem like a sport in itself.
Cohan claims he's disabled, with end-stage emphysema.
Resist the U.N.'s disability convention.
): Disability pay is community property in some states.
(BAC) has agreed to pay compensation to eligible mortgage loan applicants to resolve allegations of discrimination against recipients of disability income, the US Department of Justice said.
Field Guide to Complying With The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA).
William Perlman/The Star-Ledger Jose Reyes is on the disabled list for the second time this season.
A victim being asleep isn't equivalent to a mental disability or deficiency for purposes of the sexual battery statute, the Indiana Court of Appeals held Wednesday.
A power failure at an air traffic control center on Long Island blacked out the controllers' radar screens for nine minutes early yesterday and disabled computers for hours.
Several years ago, when my last surviving aunt died, I became responsible, with my sister, for our mentally disabled cousin.
A disabled man's Halloween yard display earned him a visit from the US Secret Service over the weekend.

In science:

Praveen Prakash, A., John Aruldass, A., and Govindasamy, R., Human Face of Disability, An explorative study of the Rural Disadvantaged persons with Disabilities living in Melmalayanur and Kurinji Padi Blocks of Tamil Nadu, India, Lamp Net, (2008) 1-42.
Mathematical Analysis of the Problems faced by the People With Disabilities (PWDs)
Stubbs, S., The rights of children with disabilities, www.eenet.org.uk, 1997.
Mathematical Analysis of the Problems faced by the People With Disabilities (PWDs)
United States Department of education, Individuals with disability educational improvement act. Washington DC:US, Dept, Of Education, (2004).
Mathematical Analysis of the Problems faced by the People With Disabilities (PWDs)
Vasantha Kandasamy, W.B., Praveen Prakash, K. and Thirusangu, K., Study of the Problems of Persons with Disability (PWD) using FRMs, International Journal of Mathematical Combinatories, Vol. 1, (2009) 1-8.
Mathematical Analysis of the Problems faced by the People With Disabilities (PWDs)
He has worked with several NGOs on projects connected with disability. He has 34 years of teaching and research experience.
Mathematical Analysis of the Problems faced by the People With Disabilities (PWDs)
Dodds, A. (eds.) Proceedings of Second International Conference on Maps and Graphics for Visually Disabled People. pp. 24-29. , Nottingham, United Kingdom (1988). 10. Miele, J.A., Landau, S., Gilden, D.: Talking TMAP: Automated generation of audio -tactile maps using Smith-Kettlewell’s TMAP software.
Design and User Satisfaction of Interactive Maps for Visually Impaired People
However if we disable the CPP frame in the protocol, the throughput of group 1 degrades dramatically but the total throughput keeps unchanged.
A++ Random Access for Two-way Relaying in Wireless Networks
The 10 s sampling interval for the remaining period produced a very coarse grained distribution of data points, disabling an accurate characterization of the effect in terms of an additional force affecting the spacecraft.
The experimental status of Special and General Relativity
The life of a disabled individual has been limited due to his/her disability.
Eye-GUIDE (Eye-Gaze User Interface Design) Messaging for Physically-Impaired People
With this concern, it was aimed to help people with disabilities especially those who have incapacitated hands and people who lost their hands due to different circumstances or hereditary cases.
Eye-GUIDE (Eye-Gaze User Interface Design) Messaging for Physically-Impaired People
For these cases, the respondents of the study would be people with or without disabilities since everyone can be categorized as people who might have risk on ergonomic hazard.
Eye-GUIDE (Eye-Gaze User Interface Design) Messaging for Physically-Impaired People
The testing for this thesis can be done for those people with disabilities who, by their conditions, are refrained from handling traditional mouse.
Eye-GUIDE (Eye-Gaze User Interface Design) Messaging for Physically-Impaired People
Thus we can say that the (cid:12)rst GRASPABLE clause is `disabled' by the revision r for such examples.
Tractability of Theory Patching
Note that the revision does not change the classi(cid:12)cation of examples for which :ABSORB is true, and hence the clause is not disabled for those examples.
Tractability of Theory Patching
That is, we can say that the proposition LIFTABLE becomes `disabled' for such examples, in the sense that, for those examples, the revised theory acts just like a theory with the proposition deleted.
Tractability of Theory Patching