down time

downtime

[doun-tahym]
noun
1.
a time during a regular working period when an employee is not actively productive.
2.
an interval during which a machine is not productive, as during repair, malfunction, maintenance.
Also called dead time.


Origin:
1925–30; down1 + time

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downtime (ˈdaʊnˌtaɪm)
 
n
1.  commerce Compare idle time 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
2.  informal time spent not working; spare time

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