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shut·down

 (shŭt′doun′)
n.
A cessation of operations or activity, as at a factory. Also called closedown.

shutdown

(ˈʃʌtˌdaʊn)
n
(Commerce)
a. the closing of a factory, shop, etc
b. (as modifier): shutdown costs.
vb (adverb)
1. to cease or cause to cease operation
2. (tr) to close by lowering
3. (Physical Geography) (tr) (of fog) to descend and envelop
4. (intr; foll by on or upon) informal to put a stop to; clamp down on
5. (Nuclear Physics) (tr) to reduce the power level of (a nuclear reactor) to the lowest possible value

shut•down

(ˈʃʌtˌdaʊn)

n.
a suspension or stoppage of function or operation.
[1855–60, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shutdown - termination of operations; "they regretted the closure of the day care center"
ending, termination, conclusion - the act of ending something; "the termination of the agreement"
plant closing - act of shutting down operation of a plant
bank closing - act of closing down a bank because of a fiscal emergency or failure
layoff - the act of laying off an employee or a work force
Translations

shutdown

[ˈʃʌtdaʊn] N
1. [of factory, shop, business] → cierre m
2. (Ftbl) (also winter shutdown) suspensión temporal de la actividad futbolística durante las semanas más inclementes del invierno

shutdown

[ˈʃʌtdaʊn] nfermeture fshut-eye shuteye [ˈʃʌtaɪ] n (= sleep) to get some shut-eye → dormir un peu

shutdown

[ˈʃʌtˌdaʊn] nchiusura
References in classic literature ?
And then all the tricks of the packers, their masters, the tyrants who ruled them-- the shutdowns and the scarcity of work, the irregular hours and the cruel speeding-up, the lowering of wages, the raising of prices
Even as the thought crossed his mind he heard the whistle of a locomotive to the east and knew that the railway was in operation again after a shutdown of several days.
Neway managing director Wayne Sides said the company had supplied teams of skilled cleaning staff on three Essar Oil UK boiler shutdowns in the past 12 months.
Government shutdowns, while dramatic, have not been uncommon events over the last 40 years.
For both shutdowns, Americans view the situation rather seriously and think of their leaders more negatively as a result.
After House Republicans floated a late offer to break the logjam, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid rejected the idea, saying Democrats would not enter into formal negotiations on spending "with a gun to our head" in the form of government shutdowns.
Given the imminence of the threat, much reference has been made to the previous government shutdowns in 1995 and 1996.
pdf) There have been 15 federal government shutdowns since fiscal year 1970.
It is getting difficult for us to earn a living and these shutdowns should not be called frequently," said Suraj, a bus driver.
International and local African Shutdowns, Turnarounds and Outages professionals will gather at Shutdowns, Turnarounds and Outages Africa 2011, the only summit dedicated to sharing best practice with a number of the greatest shutdown challenges.
The annual Shutdowns, Turnarounds and Outages Excellence Conference was held in Barcelona.
JLR, which unveiled the latest version of the Jaguar XJ last week, has so far avoided enormous shutdowns announced by rivals like Honda, which recently closed its plant at Swindon for three months.