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off-peak

[awf-peek, of-] /ˈɔfˈpik, ˈɒf-/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or during a period of less than maximum frequency, demand, intensity, or use:
the off-peak travel season; off-peak train fares.
2.
lower than the maximum:
off-peak production.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20
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British Dictionary definitions for offpeak

off-peak

adjective
1.
of or relating to services as used outside periods of intensive use or electricity supplied at cheaper rates during the night
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Word Origin and History for offpeak

off-peak

adj.

1906, originally in reference to electrical systems, from off (adv.) + peak (n.).

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