One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Begin (or cease) functioning or having effect.‘our new system has come into operation’
- ‘He may have entered Ireland before the database came into operation in 2001.’
- ‘Please note that most of the VAT amendments have come into operation on 1 October.’
- ‘The town's pay parking system is due to come into operation early next year.’
- ‘Cooperative managers were asked what local employment and business impact would be felt by the local economy if the cooperative were to go out of operation.’
- ‘In the meantime a rota system came into operation whereby the children took turns to weed, water, and generally care for the seedling vegetables.’
- ‘Traffic chaos could be on the cards as the council announced that the new one-way traffic system will come into operation on May 25.’
- ‘Workers stopped work when all the toilets in the building went out of operation.’
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