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down·time

 (doun′tīm′)
n.
1. The period of time when something, such as a factory or a piece of machinery, is not in operation, especially as the result of a malfunction.
2. A period of time when one is not working or engaged in a planned activity: "Railroaders' sleep habits are constantly disrupted, and their downtime is rarely long enough to ensure a good night's rest" (Jeff Goodell).

downtime

(ˈdaʊnˌtaɪm)
n
1. (Commerce) commerce time during which a machine or plant is not working because it is incapable of production, as when under repair: the term is sometimes used to include all nonproductive time. Compare idle time
2. informal time spent not working; spare time

down•time

(ˈdaʊnˌtaɪm)

n.
a time during a workshift when an employee is not working or a machine is not in operation.
[1925–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.downtime - a period of time when something (as a machine or factory) is not operating (especially as a result of malfunctions)
period, period of time, time period - an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period"
uptime - a period of time when something (as a machine or factory) is functioning and available for use
Translations

downtime

[ˈdaʊnˌtaɪm] Ntiempo m de inactividad, tiempo m muerto

downtime

[ˈdaʊntaɪm] n
[machine] → durée m d'inactivité; [computer] → temps m d'arrêt
[person] → temps m d'arrêtdown-to-earth [ˌdaʊntəˈɜːrθ] adj [common sense] → réaliste
to be down-to-earth [person] → avoir les pieds sur terre

downtime

[ˈdaʊnˈtaɪm] n (Comm) → tempi mpl morti
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