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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 noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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