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or 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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.standdown - a suspension and relaxation from an alert state or a state of readiness
abeyance, suspension - temporary cessation or suspension
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"
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"
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31, the day before NBAA-BACE formally starts, the NBAA Single-Pilot Safety Standdown will showcase the most effective safety strategies for owner/operators.
Sam Harris' presentation on behalf of V1 Aviation Safety Training at the 2008 Bombardier Safety Standdown was tailored largely to an audience flying business-class turbine aircraft.
We just had had our safety standdown on the ship a week earlier and a series of mandatory return-and-reunion (R&R) briefs, which talked about ORM.
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Bombardier Business Aircraft revealed today the topics and speakers that will contribute to marking the 20th anniversary of its annual Safety Standdown event.
The first step in managing the unexpected, according to Kathleen Sutcliffe, an authority in performance management who presented her views at the 2007 Bombardier Safety Standdown, is to expect failure.
"After a personal standdown, the cartoonist has refocused and returned to the quality that 'Brownshoes in Action' has become known for."
The GBAA pioneered the concept of regional daylong safety events in 2005, inspired by Bombardiers Safety Standdown and the Business Aviation Safety Summit programs.
On May 4, Lendlease is scheduled to host a Safety Standdown at is BMS Hopewell job site focused on the dangers of texting while driving.
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Aviation professionals are invited to attend the 18th annual Bombardier Safety Standdown USA.
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