Definition of Downtime

1. Noun. A period of time when something (as a machine or factory) is not operating (especially as a result of malfunctions).

Generic synonyms: Period, Period Of Time, Time Period
Antonyms: Uptime



Definition of Downtime

1. Noun. The amount of time lost due to forces beyond one's control, as with a computer crash. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Downtime

1. the time when a machine or factory is inactive [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Downtime

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downstroke
downstrokes
downstroy
downstroyed
downstroying
downstroys
downstyle
downswing
downswings
downtempo
downthrow
downthrows
downtick
downticks
downtime (current term)
downtimes
downto
downtown
downtowner
downtowners
downtowns
downtrend
downtrended
downtrending
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downtrod
downtrodden
downtroddenness
downtube

Literary usage of Downtime

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1. The Backup Book: Disaster Recovery from Desktop to Data Center by Dorian J. Cougias, E. L. Heiberger, Karsten Koop (2003)
"Now, I assure you it cost them far more in downtime than the puny $ 120/hr. I charged to restore their systems—they figured the total recovery cost was ..."

2. Utilisation and Reliability of High Power Proton Accelerators: Workshop by NEA Nuclear Science Committee (2003)
"... the first order cause is identified and an accurate measurement of the downtime is recorded. For equipment downtimes of significant duration, ..."

3. Cotton Ginners Handbook edited by W. S. Anthony, William D. Mayfield (1995)
"Maintain a log of downtime for all repairs (fig. 7-1) and a log of maintenance performed (fig. 7-2). Guidelines for a repair program during the dormant ..."

4. Review of Telephone Network Reliability and Service Quality Standards by DIANE Publishing Company (1994)
"Column (o) - Number of Switches Having downtime - This column represents the number of switches that experienced downtime during the current reporting ..."

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