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down time

n. the time when a computer is not operating. (Compare this with up time.) I can’t afford a lot of down time in the system I buy.
See also: down, time
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The mill will be taking extended down time at a time when the pulp and paper industry is struggling in the global economic downturn.
Preventative maintenance repairs made at the end of a shift cost less in down time than emergency repairs made during a shift.
He added: "There is very little of practical value that can be done during stand down time.
During stand down time, firefighters on night shifts remain on standby at stations, but do not carry out training or fire-prevention work because it would be difficult to visit premises during the night.
Simon Stevenson, from Robert Walters' Wellington office, says down time can involve employees stepping out of the office during working hours to go to the bank, for example, spending more time on the internet or doing domestic chores at work, or taking extended lunch breaks to exercise.
It includes all the time spent in queuing, moving, down time, setup, inspection and rework, as well as process time.
Play was called off early on the fifth day of the scheduled four-day tournament, which included nearly as much down time as course time.
It helps ensure maximum availability of mission-critical server applications and vital network resources and avoid costly down time.
A retrofitted Universal or GA-11 is said to offer better images, reduced risk of extended down time and an impressive return on investment, according to the literature.
Mine manager Frank Grebenc says the investment is paying off in reduced down time.
I thought we were going to have a lot of down time and interruptions to our business - which would inevitably result in revenue loss.
Salmon watch: Tim Salmon, rehabbing after surgeries to his left knee and the rotator cuff in his left shoulder, has found himself taking in Angels games during down time.
When I was sent to manage a mill that we had taken over (from a North American company), I found the lost and down time excessive by our standards.
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In addition, the Stylus PC is based on a robotic platform that is tried and true for high volume applications requiring little or no down time.