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downtime

[doun-tahym] /ˈdaʊnˌtaɪm/
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 of downtime
1925-1930
1925-30; down1 + time
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downtime

/ˈdaʊnˌtaɪm/
noun
1.
(commerce) 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 Compare idle time
2.
(informal) time spent not working; spare time
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Word Origin and History for downtime
n.

1952, from down (adv.) + time (n.).

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downtime

noun

  1. Time during which a machine, factory, etc, is not operating (1950s+)
  2. Time away from work; leisure time: He spends most of his downtime with Toby, his wife/ He has more downtime than he did four years ago
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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