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stand-down

or stand·down (stănd′doun′)
n.
A relaxation from a state of readiness or alert.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stand-down - a suspension and relaxation from an alert state or a state of readiness
abeyance, suspension - temporary cessation or suspension
2.stand-down - (military) a temporary stop of offensive military action
stop, stoppage - the act of stopping something; "the third baseman made some remarkable stops"; "his stoppage of the flow resulted in a flood"
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
Translations

stand-down

n
(Mil) → Feuerpause f
(in firm etc: = work stoppage) → (vorübergehende) Arbeitseinstellung for -niederlegung f
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