always-on

adjective
al·​ways-on | \ ˈȯl-wēz-ˈȯn How to pronounce always-on (audio) , -ˈän, -wəz-, -(ˌ)wāz- also ˈȯ- \

Definition of always-on

: 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

First Known Use of always-on

1976, in the meaning defined above

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“Always-on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/always-on. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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