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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The period of time when something, such as a factory or a piece of machinery, is not in operation, especially as the result of a malfunction.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The amount of time lost due to forces beyond one's control, as with a computer crash.
  • n. A break or rest from work; leisure time.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a period of time when something (as a machine or factory) is not operating (especially as a result of malfunctions)

Etymologies

down +‎ time (Wiktionary)

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