a time during a regular working period when an employee is not actively productive.
an interval during which a machine is not productive, as during repair, malfunction, maintenance.
Also called dead time.

1925–30; down1 + time Unabridged
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downtime (ˈdaʊnˌtaɪm)
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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There is no downtime or vacation where e-mail is concerned.
And, by all means use the downtime from campus to get caught up on committee
  work, or even your writing.
Because manufacturing is more capital-intensive than the rest of the economy,
  downtime is more costly than in other industries.
In their downtime, much of the cast have become auteurs.
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