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downtime

1. A period of relaxation or decreased activity. I'm glad to finally have some downtime after such a busy week.
2. A period of time when a machine or system is not functioning. The computer system is experiencing some routine downtime this weekend.

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.
It includes all the time spent in queuing, moving, down time, setup, inspection and rework, as well as process 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.
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.