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a. The act of granting certain powers or the authority to carry out a particular task or duty.
b. The authority so granted.
c. The matter or task so authorized: Investigation of fraud was their commission.
d. A document conferring such authorization.
a. A public board or administrative body: The Federal Trade Commission investigates false advertising.
b. often Commission A ruling council within the Mafia that adjudicates family disputes and regulates family activities.
3. The act of committing or perpetrating: the commission of a crime.
4. A fee or percentage allowed to a sales representative or an agent for services rendered.
a. An official document issued by a government, conferring on the recipient the rank of a commissioned officer in the armed forces.
b. The rank and powers so conferred.
tr.v. com·mis·sioned, com·mis·sion·ing, com·mis·sions
1. To grant a military commission to.
a. To grant authority for (something to be made or done); place an order for: commission a new symphony for the festival.
b. To authorize or engage (someone to do something): commission an architect to design a building. See Synonyms at authorize.
3. To put (a ship) into active service.
in commission
1. In active service. Used of a ship.
2. In use or in usable condition.
on commission
With a sales commission serving as full or partial recompense for the work done: sells boats on commission.
out of commission
1. Not in active service. Used of a ship.
2. Not in use or working condition.

[Middle English commissioun, from Latin commissiō, commissiōn-, from commissus, past participle of committere, to entrust; see commit.]

com·mis′sion·a·ble adj.
com·mis′sion·al adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.commissioning - the act of granting authority to undertake certain functions
empowerment, authorisation, authorization - the act of conferring legality or sanction or formal warrant
mandate - the commission that is given to a government and its policies through an electoral victory
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There is relatively little literature published on commissioning and start-up issues, and there have been significant shortages of good commissioning personnel worldwide, particularly for compressor stations.
In many cases, the trial-and-error approach during commissioning continues to be a common approach.
Commissioning, according to the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), is the process of verification, by documented inspection and testing, that building systems are installed and perform in accordance with approved design criteria, applicable industry standards and local codes.
Commissioning starts when the commissioning provider reviews the design of the systems that were included in the scope of work.
Firms that provide commissioning services include independent third-party commissioning providers (firms that focus only on commissioning), contractors, consulting engineers, design/build firms, manufacturers, and more.
ASHRAE, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers, was instrumental in the initial implementation of commissioning back in 1996 when they were rooted in HVAC: They have come to realize, as so many others have, that all systems are instrumental to total facility operations.
"Commissioning lets those of us with no artistic genes be part of the creative process in a meaningful and exciting way."
Applications for the Barlow Prize and the commissioning programs must be postmarked no later than June 1, 2003.
Murphy is one of many Sailors who have used the Enlisted Commissioning Program to gain their commission.
Whereas an engineer may ensure the accuracy of design details and load calculations, a commissioning agent will look to mitigate the long-term and big-picture impact design may have on operation and maintainability of equipment, such as inadequate accessibility to doors or controls.
The MTNA Composer Commissioning Program is well served by a distinguished Composer Commissioning Advisory Committee.
It's a good idea if the State Commissioning Chair or the State President sends the selected composer a letter of congratulations.

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