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standby

noun [C] (READY) 備用     /ˈstænd.baɪ/ ( plural standbys)
something which is always ready for use, especially if a regular one fails (尤指爲應付出現故障時的)備用設備,備用品,替代物 Board games are a good standby to keep the children amused if the weather is bad. 天氣不好時,棋類遊戲是個不錯的哄孩子們開心的備用選擇。 There are standby generators but these usually only have to work for a few hours a year during power cuts. 有備用發電機,不過通常一年只在斷電時使用幾個小時。 Keeping and storing things
on standby
When a person or a thing is on standby, they are ready to be used if necessary 待命;備用;隨時準備 Hospitals are on standby ready to deal with casualties from the crash. 醫院隨時準備接受撞車事故的傷患。 Available and accessiblePresent
(Definition of standby noun (READY) from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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