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Definition of uptime

: time during which a piece of equipment (such as a computer) is functioning or able to function

Examples of uptime in a Sentence

We need to maximize network uptime.
Recent Examples on the Web Or digital twin technology can used to monitor assets in the field and maximize performance and uptime. Forbes, 8 June 2021 The big open questions are curb weight, which should significantly affect the Lightning’s ability to navigate mud, and charging time, important to its practicality for long drives and uptime as a fleet vehicle. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, 20 May 2021 And at the heart of it, should include AI demand prediction, scenario planning, grid monitoring and modeling, predictive maintenance and other modern technologies designed to optimize equipment and improve uptime. Amir Husain, Forbes, 4 Mar. 2021 Firepower even wins defensively with 100% uptime on Weapon Leech for non-stop healing over Skill Leech on longer cooldowns. Paul Tassi, Forbes, 11 Apr. 2021 But landing a workload into a cloud is a complex decision with any number of factors, including server costs, storage costs, data transfer fees, performance, uptime, latency and many more. Michael Fulton, Forbes, 15 Apr. 2021 And, for a fee, customers can license A.I.-enabled software that will optimize machinery uptime, predict maintenance issues, and operate the equipment 24/7. François Candelon, Fortune, 2 Apr. 2021 Most cloud vendors have service-level agreements that guarantee 99% uptime. Evgeniy Altynpara, Forbes, 12 Mar. 2021 Database optionality will enable various positive outcomes by harnessing data in innovative ways while improving uptime reliability and consistency and reducing operational risk. Ravi Mayuram, Forbes, 5 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of uptime

1958, in the meaning defined above

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20 Jun 2021

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“Uptime.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uptime. Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of uptime

: time during which a computer or machine is working


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