Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun 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.
  • noun A period of time when one is not working or engaged in a planned activity.

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

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

Etymologies

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  • see uptime for sf uses.

    June 2, 2011