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in commission

1. In service; in functional operating order. After three weeks in the shop, my car is finally in commission again.
2. Of a Navy vessel, manned, armed, and in condition for active service. Also phrased as "into commission." The new capital ship went into commission this Friday after a ceremonial launch. The cruiser is the oldest vessel still in commission in the entire Navy's fleet.
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on commission

Giving full or partial recompense for work done based on individual sale or service rendered. My normal salary is actually pretty abysmal, but the amount I can earn on commission when I sell a property more than makes up for it. My friend is an artist who earns her living painting elaborate scenes on commission for fans of various pop-culture shows and movies.
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out of commission

1. Not actively in use or service, as of a ship, airplane, etc. After nearly 50 years, the aircraft carrier was put out of commission in 1992.
2. Not in working or serviceable condition; broken or nonfunctional. Sorry, the car is out of commission at the moment. I think it needs a new spark plug. I'm going to be out of commission until my leg heals from this surgery.
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out of commission

 
1. Lit. [for a ship] to be not currently in use or under command. This vessel will remain out of commission for another month. The ship has been out of commission since repairs began.
2. Fig. broken, unserviceable, or inoperable; not currently in use. My watch is out of commission and needs a new battery. I can't run in the marathon because my knees are out of commission.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

in commission

see under out of commission.
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on commission

Making money based on sales or services rendered, as in Real estate agents rarely get a salary; they work largely on commission. This use of the noun commission, which generally refers to a percentage of the total price, dates from the early 1700s.
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out of commission

Not in working order, unable to function. For example, The drawbridge is out of commission so we'll have to take the tunnel. This idiom originally referred to a ship that was laid up for repairs or held in reserve. Similarly, the antonym, in commission, referred to a ship armed and ready for action. The latter term is also used in more general contexts today, as in My car's back in commission now, so we can drive to the theater. [Late 1800s]
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

in/out of comˈmission

available/not available to be used: Several of the airline’s planes are temporarily out of commission and undergoing safety checks.
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in commission

1. In active service. Used of a ship.
2. In use or in usable condition.
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on commission

With a sales commission serving as full or partial recompense for the work done: sells boats on commission.
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out of commission

1. Not in active service. Used of a ship.
2. Not in use or working condition.
See also: commission, of, out
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Commissioning representatives should attend various safety functions, such as Hazard and Operability (HAZOP) gatherings and the pre-start-up safety review (PSSR).
There are always constrains of fast-track, sub-projects in commissioning of any compressor station with many changes usually required during commissioning.
In particular, site installation teams should invest time and re-arrange priorities in a way that assists commissioning activities.
During the final stage of compressor station installation, the commissioning manager should generally give the whole organization its directions.
At the end of the installation and construction phase (85-90% completion), the site group should adopt a change from its installation philosophy to an approach needed for the commissioning.
* Full report available: The Cost-Effectiveness of Commercial-Buildings Commissioning, Evan Mills, Hannah Friedman, Tehesia Powell, Norman Bourassa, David Claridge, Tudi Haasl, Mary Ann Piette, published by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Report 56637, Dec.
* The Building Commissioning Handbook, Second Edition, by John A.
* The California Commissioning Collaborative's online library of resources for owners and providers (www.cacx.org).
* Commissioning for Great Buildings white paper, published for building owners by the Building Commissioning Association, Feb.
Michael English is president at the Building Commissioning Association (www.bcxa.org).
For proper commissioning to occur, it is imperative that it be performed as early as possible; this is just one of those sentiments that constantly bears repeating.
The other key reason for early intervention is that a lot of commissioning is based upon proper operations and maintenance of buildings and systems.
One other benefit of commissioning, especially by third-party firms, is that it provides an extra set of eyes that helps make sure that all things were considered and done properly during both the design and installation phase.
The growing trend of Green Buildings and LEED also play a part in the growth of commissioning. LEED requirements mandate that commissioning be performed and that helps push commissioning into the forefront of many construction and retrofit projects.
The first thought is that commissioning is something that is a negative thing and can only find problems, but it should be viewed as a collaborative effort between the building owner, the contractor and the commissioning firm.
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