up·​time ˈəp-ˌtīm How to pronounce uptime (audio)
: time during which a piece of equipment (such as a computer) is functioning or able to function

Example Sentences

We need to maximize network uptime.
Recent Examples on the Web According to uptime-monitoring site Downdetector, user complaints of problems accessing Ticketmaster began to spike at about 9:30 a.m. ET, peaking at nearly 5,000 reports at about 11:36 a.m. ET. Todd Spangler, Variety, 15 Nov. 2022 KPIs to measure include median bug age, data uptime SLO and number of urgent releases. Adi Polak, Forbes, 26 May 2022 When discussing wireless failover, many solutions contemplate the uptime involved, which is around 99%, and refers to how quickly the network will failover to the LTE network. Romil Bahl, Forbes, 26 Aug. 2022 Being mindful of uptime and downtime will make a difference to the planet and your energy bill. WIRED, 28 Aug. 2022 Remote station monitoring and predictive maintenance systems can help ensure uptime to protect stations' reputation and revenue. Jordan Ramer, Forbes, 16 Aug. 2022 Before bringing your remote people on board, ensure that their internet connection has something well above 95% uptime. Steve Gickling, Forbes, 5 July 2022 The network is constantly monitored to ensure 99.99% uptime and dependability. The Salt Lake Tribune, 21 July 2022 And 97 percent is the uptime requirement for chargers that will be built as part of the federal government's Interstate charging network. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 13 July 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1958, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of uptime was in 1958

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“Uptime.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uptime. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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