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English definition of “downtime”

downtime

noun [U]     /ˈdaʊn.taɪm/
the time during which a machine , especially a computer , is not working or is not able to be usedNot functioningComputer concepts informal time when you relax and do not do very much: We've had a busy weekend so I'm planning to have some downtime tomorrow .Time off workPassive and not working
(Definition of downtime noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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