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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).
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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
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a time during a workshift when an employee is not working or a machine is not in operation.
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|Noun||1.||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
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