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English definition of “downtime”

downtime

noun [U]
 
 
/ˈdaʊntaɪm/
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.
(Definition of downtime from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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