always–on

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adjective al·ways–on \ˈȯl-wēz-ˈȯn, -ˈän, -wəz-, -(ˌ)wāz- also ˈȯ-\

Definition of always–on

  1. :  always active, operating, or powered an always-on Internet connection When a power shortage occurs and electricity costs rise, the always-on devices scattered throughout … your facility consume increasingly expensive power. — Gilbert Held

1976

First Known Use of always–on

1976


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