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- noun termination of operations; a shutdown.
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- noun radio, television The point when a
radioor television stationshuts down transmissionand goes off the air for a predetermined period, as used to happen overnight.
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- verb cease to operate or cause to cease operating
- noun termination of operations
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When they bade the viewers goodnight at closedown, it was, the critic Peter Black fancied, as if they were tucking them up for the night.
Prominent in the 1990s, he led the Republicans to victory in the House in 1994 after 40 years in opposition and forced the closedown of federal government in a spending battle with Bill Clinton.
It was based on a study of project closedown meetings at McKinsey & Co.
Authorities in Boston have announced the closedown of trains, buses and rail from 8am.
From my use of FoxMarks (xMarks), it seems to only be active on startup and closedown sync.
Queues grew at passport offices on Friday as tourists and people traveling for business or other reasons put in their applications afraid of a closedown.
Most or, indeed, possibly all of these tracks have been used on British and European test transmissions way back when the testcard, closedown and pages from Ceefax were a normal part of everyday television life oooooh the good old days, eh?
Iron-55 and cobalt-60 are highly radioactive, emitting gamma rays, but have short half-lives so that 50 years after closedown their hazard is much diminished.
The law has also been changed so that private broadcasters are obliged to play the anthem when they come on air and at closedown, as is already the case for state-run TV and radio.
However, their half life is such that after 50 years after closedown, their radioactivity is significantly diminished and the risk to workers largely gone.