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stand-downor stand·down (stănd′doun′)
A relaxation from a state of readiness or alert.
the action of ending military activities or active duty temporarily, or a period or condition of being temporarily relieved from active dutyan organized cessation of work, or the state of being stopped from working for a period of time
a halt in normal military operations.
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|Noun||1.||standdown - a suspension and relaxation from an alert state or a state of readiness|
|2.||standdown - (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"