Simple Definition of downtime
: 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 in a sentence
After a busy day at work, I look forward to some downtime at home.
The kids napped during their downtime.
We need to minimize network downtime.
First Known Use of downtime
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up downtime? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).