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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
References in periodicals archive ?
The system provides reports and graphs that detail downtimes and defects throughout the plant, performs statistical analysis on parameters important to the production process, provides detailed engineering data on the real-time operation of the molding machine, and allows statistical verification of the quality of production.
This solution is designed to reduce overtime and maintenance labor costs; cut down MRO inventory; decrease planned downtimes through better-planned maintenance; lessen unplanned downtimes through more timely maintenance; and improve coordination between the maintenance and production departments, to minimize disruption.
Many times the most painful downtimes are those that are of short duration but which occur frequently," explained Kevin Tock, senior vice president and general manager.