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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.
Translations of “downtime”
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指電腦等機器的)停止工作期, 休養期…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指计算机等机器的)停止工作期, 休养期…
(Definition of downtime from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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