downtime

downtime
downtime down‧time [ˈdaʊntaɪm] noun [uncountable]
1. MANUFACTURING time lost in producing goods because something has gone wrong, for example because a machine has broken or materials have not arrived:

• loss of revenue due to downtime

• With less downtime at the plant, customers can start to expect significant savings.

2. COMPUTING time lost on a computer network (= a system of connected computers) because the system is not working properly:

• Last year alone, computer downtime cost the company $4,000 in lost productivity.

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downtime UK US /ˈdaʊntaɪm/ noun [U]
IT the time during which a machine, especially a computer, is not working or is not able to be used: »

Slow download times, inadequate security and website downtime can damage your business plan.

PRODUCTION time when a business does not operate, for example when machines break down or there is no work to do: »

For plant workers who endured weeks of downtime last year, the rebound in the market is a big relief.

time when you relax and do not do very much, especially time when you are not at work: »

He wanted to be able to spend his downtime on the beach.


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  • Downtime — (engl. Stillstandszeit, Ausfallzeit, Abstellzeit) ist die gebräuchliche Bezeichnung der Zeit, in der ein System (insb. ein Computersystem) nicht verfügbar bzw. nicht funktionstüchtig ist. Man unterscheidet zwischen geplanter und ungeplanter… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • downtime — 1952, from DOWN (Cf. down) (adv.) + TIME (Cf. time) …   Etymology dictionary

  • downtime — [n] time during which an activity is stopped break, breathing spell, freedom, free time, halt, interim, interlude, intermission, letup, lull, pause, recess, repose, respite, rest, spare time, spell, stay, suspension, time on one’s hands, time out …   New thesaurus

  • downtime — occurs when a vehicle is being repaired (esp. a commercial vehicle), it cannot fulfil its function. There is a loss in both potential proceeds from its use as well as the salary of its operators …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • downtime — [doun′tīm΄] n. 1. the time during which a machine, factory, etc. is shut down for repairs or the like 2. the time during which a computer or computer system is down, or inoperative, due to hardware or software failure 3. a) time spent not… …   English World dictionary

  • Downtime — For other uses, see Downtime (disambiguation). The term downtime is used to refer to periods when a system is unavailable. Downtime or outage duration refers to a period of time that a system fails to provide or perform its primary function.… …   Wikipedia

  • downtime — [[t]da͟ʊntaɪm[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT In industry, downtime is the time during which machinery or equipment is not operating. On the production line, downtime has been reduced from 55% to 26%. 2) N UNCOUNT In computing, downtime is time when a computer …   English dictionary

  • downtime — noun Date: 1928 1. time during which production is stopped especially during setup for an operation or when making repairs 2. inactive time (as between periods of work) < napping during our downtime > < an injured athlete facing months of… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • downtime — down|time [ˈdauntaım] n [U] 1.) the time when a computer is not working 2.) also down time informal a period of time when you have finished what you were doing, and you can relax or do something that you had not originally planned to do ▪ Often,… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • downtime — time needed to repair a machine    When you own a computer, you have to expect some downtime …   English idioms

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