downtime

noun down·time \ ˈdau̇n-ˌtīm \
Updated on: 7 Dec 2017

Definition of downtime

1 : time during which production is stopped especially during setup for an operation or when making repairs
2 : inactive time (such as time 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.

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First Known Use of downtime

1928


DOWNTIME Defined for English Language Learners

downtime

noun

Definition of downtime for English Language Learners

  • : time when you are not working or busy

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



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