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"shutdown" in British English

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shutdownnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈʃʌt.daʊn/
an ​occasion when a ​business or ​largepiece of ​equipmentstopsoperating, usually for a ​temporaryperiod: It's just a ​regularmaintenance shutdown. The ​emergency shutdown ​procedure was ​activated.
(Definition of shutdown from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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shutdownnoun [C]

 us   /ˈʃʌtˌdɑʊn/
the ​act of ​closing a ​factory or ​business or of ​stopping a ​machine: The shutdown of the ​militarybase is ​scheduled for next ​summer.
(Definition of shutdown from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"shutdown" in Business English

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shutdownnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈʃʌtdaʊn/
PRODUCTION, COMMERCE, GOVERNMENT the ​act or ​process of ​ending the ​operations of a ​business, ​system, ​industry, etc., either temporarily or permanently: The ​stockmarket has just ​resumedtrading after a two-week shutdown. Release of the ​figures was delayed by the partial shutdown of ​federalagencies in December and January. The crowd gathered to celebrate the shutdown of the old ​powerplant. government/​refinery/​plant shutdown
PRODUCTION, IT the ​act or ​process of ​stopping the ​operation of a ​computer or other ​machine: The huge ​machine began its ​automatic shutdown. an engine/​system shutdown
(Definition of shutdown from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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