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

  • adj. Not in the period of most frequent or heaviest use: lower rates for telephone calls made during off-peak hours; travelers who take advantage of off-peak fares.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. During a period of less use or demand than the maximum (peak), generally overnight.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having less than maximal use or demand or activity; -- of a period of time occurring as a defined part of a time cycle.

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