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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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By routinely testing lubricants we help identify potential oil-related problems and help customers keep breakdowns, repairs, unscheduled maintenance and down-time to a minimum."
"It is ideally suited for offshore rigs, floaters, vessels and jack-ups interested in avoiding costly down-time events.
* An automatic seal bar cleaner to remove debris accumulating on the seal bar and detrimental to seal quality with almost no down-time; and
This continuous feeding method eliminates the need to stop a production line to replenish materials, minimizing down-time while maximizing elastic material utilization.
He states that, 'The existing Wylfa station is rated at 950 megawatts (MW) and a replacement will be larger - let's say 1,000MW operating for 90% of the year (10% down-time for servicing)'.
* Plans for another region to take over the treasury department's work in case of central treasury down-time; or
The flamboyant Baldwin was known for having a good time, and clearly, the ranch's vaqueros enjoyed their down-time too.
For an operation like Alderman's, with just one material handler on the site, any unplanned down-time at all puts a serious dent in the business.
Finnish shipping company Birka Line Abp said on Wednesday (5 October) that during its personnel negotiations it had agreed with the labour unions that no permanent personnel would be laid off during the seasonal down-time period from 2 January to 23 February 2006.
We now have much better weight control and a lot less down-time."
There's nothing like being able to spend down-time with the people who have your back.
The project is intended to reduce maintenance problems and boiler down-time in the facilities, which are outdated and deficient.
Laboratories will find it easier to keep all instruments in prime working order and to avoid expensive down-time, thanks to a new software module for managing calibration and maintenance routines.
Breaking pitot tubes means aircraft down-time and work for the sheet metal and airframe shops.