Definition of shutdown
: the cessation or suspension of an operation or activity
Examples of shutdown in a Sentence
the shutdown of the factory
the factory resumed operation after a brief shutdown for repairs
Recent Examples of shutdown from the Web
There are also more pressing matters to attend to, including but not limited to: health care, tax reform, and avoiding a government shutdown in September.
This month, he was lambasted for lounging on a closed state-run beach with his family during a government shutdown while lawmakers failed to approve a budget for fiscal 2018.
The Dear John actress didn't stop after that handy shutdown, however.
The Dear John actress didn't stop after that shutdown.
The computer shutdown did not impact security or control of the inmates at either facility, the officials said.
The beach was closed to the public because the governor ordered a government shutdown in New Jersey over a budget impasse.
TRENTON, N.J. – New Jerseyans were feeling the impact as a state government shutdown took effect Saturday, shuttering parks and other public sites and disrupting ferry service to Liberty and Ellis islands.
That work has also been blocked, due to PF-4’s extended shutdown, according to internal DOE reports.
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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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