shutdown

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noun shut·down \ˈshət-ˌdau̇n\

Definition of shutdown

  1. :  the cessation or suspension of an operation or activity

Examples of shutdown in a Sentence

  1. the shutdown of the factory

  2. the factory resumed operation after a brief shutdown for repairs

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1888

First Known Use of shutdown

1888


SHUTDOWN Defined for English Language Learners

shutdown

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Definition of shutdown for English Language Learners

  • : the act of stopping the operation or activity of a business, machine, etc., for a period of time or forever



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