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downtime

downtime

noun down·time \ˈdan-ˌtīm\

: time when you are not working or busy

: time during which a computer or machine is not working

Full Definition of DOWNTIME

1
:  time during which production is stopped especially during setup for an operation or when making repairs
2
:  inactive time (as between periods of work) <napping during our downtime> <an injured athlete facing months of downtime>

Examples of DOWNTIME

  1. After a busy day at work, I look forward to some downtime at home.
  2. The kids napped during their downtime.
  3. We need to minimize network downtime.

First Known Use of DOWNTIME

1928

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