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downtime

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noun down·time \ˈdau̇n-ˌtīm\

Simple Definition of downtime

  • : time when you are not working or busy

  • : time during which a computer or machine is not working

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of downtime

  1. 1 :  time during which production is stopped especially during setup for an operation or when making repairs

  2. 2 :  inactive time (as between periods of work) <napping during our downtime> <an injured athlete facing months of downtime>

Examples of downtime in a sentence

  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.



1928

First Known Use of downtime

1928



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