Definition of downtime
- napping during our downtime
- an injured athlete facing months of downtime
After a busy day at work, I look forward to some downtime at home.
The kids napped during their downtime.
We need to minimize network downtime.
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: time when you are not working or busy
: time during which a computer or machine is not working
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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