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shutdown

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noun shut·down \ˈshət-ˌdau̇n\

Simple Definition of shutdown

  • : the act of stopping the operation or activity of a business, machine, etc., for a period of time or forever

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of shutdown

  1. :  the cessation or suspension of an operation or activity

Examples of shutdown in a sentence

  1. the shutdown of the factory

  2. <the factory resumed operation after a brief shutdown for repairs>



1888

First Known Use of shutdown

1888



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