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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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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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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. 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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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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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.
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In total, more than 35,000 hotels worldwide participate in the Pegasus commission processing service, enabling the efficient payment of hotel commissions to Pegasus' member travel agencies.
However, the panel decided against making those city commissions strictly advisory - keeping their policy-making and oversight roles intact.
He added: "Pegasus is committed to improving hotel relationships with travel agents via enhanced technology and business processes that speed payment of hotel commissions.
Yet not one of these programs has anything remotely to do with school districts, or for that matter employers, voluntarily consulting with individuals, committees or commissions on the educational and employment needs and problems of women and minorities.
OCEANS-21 implements many of the broad governance reforms recommended by the commissions and creates a trust fund using revenues from offshore oil and gas exploration to fund ecosystem management activities.
There are city commissions that really earn their keep, such as the Police Commission and the Department of Water and Power Commission.
The good news for brokers is that the motion for summary judgment is now being used more frequently to determine a broker's entitlement to a commission.
In the TAM, a cellular telephone service provider paid commissions to third-party distributors for securing new monthly service customers for its cellular service, and residual commissions based on customers who remained with the company for more than 180 days.
Managing commissions and dealing with payment enquiries has been one of the biggest booking bug-bears facing both travel agencies and hotel operators," said Richard Adams, Sabre Travel Network's senior vice-president for the EMEA region.
This is what we have in Los Angeles with the city Ethics Commission, whose members have no practical experience lobbying or managing political campaigns.
The broker sued for its commissions, maintaining that the seller's refusal to close the deal constituted a "wilful default" under the brokerage agreement.
2) accepting disclosed commissions for products or services supplied by third parties to non-attest clients;
2 percent return is also less than returns the Commission has approved for jurisdictional electric utilities and less than many returns recently approved by state commissions for regulated gas distribution companies.
Under the City Charter the single most important duty of the mayor and City Council is the appointment of the 230 odd commissioners to the more than 30 boards and commissions that oversee the daily operations of the bureaucracy, such as the Building and Safety Commission, the Board of Zoning Appeal, the City Ethics Commission, the Planning Commission and the Rent Adjustment Commission.
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