idle time


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idle time

n
(Commerce) commerce time during which a machine or a worker could be working but is not, as when one job has been completed and tooling or materials for the next are not complete or available. Compare downtime
Translations

idle time

nBrachzeit f, → Leerzeit f

idle time

n (esp Comm) → tempi mpl morti
References in classic literature ?
He had a rich abundance of idle time, but it never hung heavy on his hands, for he interested himself in every new thing that was born into the universe of ideas, and studied it, and experimented upon it at his house.
They recalled one of her efforts to occupy her idle time, by relieving her mother of the cares of housekeeping.
During the service he would first listen to the prayers, trying to attach some meaning to them not discordant with his own views; then feeling that he could not understand and must condemn them, he tried not to listen to them, but to attend to the thoughts, observations, and memories which floated through his brain with extreme vividness during this idle time of standing in church.
He became cunning; he had idle time in which to devote himself to thoughts of trickery.
Invited to become Lady Janet's guest (he had passed his holidays as a school-boy under Lady Janet's roof)--free to spend the idle time of his convalescence from morning to night in Mercy's society--the impression originally produced on him in a French cottage soon strengthened into love.
It left him unsettled, with a legacy of idle time on his hands, and, in so doing, it let out all the foreign sides of his character, one on the top of another, like rats out of a bag.
However, if the fleet manager is diligent about monitoring idle times and training operators to shut down at certain times, 25 percent idle time is an attainable goal--and the financial impact is immense.
Development for "Entertain" began following focus groups and internal data analysis that clearly presented high idle time during messaging interactions.
Electric boom and stick regeneration valves capture and recycle energy, and an engine idle shutdown setting turns the engine off after a specified amount of idle time.
The intraday management technology addresses claims, customer research, invoice processing and data entry, and can dynamically respond to changes in call volume and aggregate small increments of idle time across the entire agent population to create productive sessions for individual agents.
Intradiem's patented technology transforms idle time into productive time for agents
Director Carl Stott said: "Initially, we had the hardware fitted to 12 coaches and after the first 12 months we saved about PS22,000 on fuel by reducing idle time by one hour per coach per day.