downtime

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noun down·time \ˈdau̇n-ˌtīm\

Definition of downtime

  1. 1 :  time during which production is stopped especially during setup for an operation or when making repairs

  2. 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.

1928

First Known Use of downtime

1928


DOWNTIME Defined for English Language Learners

downtime

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noun down·time \ˈdau̇n-ˌtīm\

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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