[ US /ˈdaʊnˌtaɪm/ ]
[ UK /dˈa‍ʊnta‍ɪm/ ]
  1. a period of time when something (as a machine or factory) is not operating (especially as a result of malfunctions)
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How To Use downtime In A Sentence

  • Downtime is not consistent with many of the applications envisioned for the I-way.
  • Stuffing, inevitably, was something that Davis was pretty familiar with, for in what he quaintly refers to as his ‘downtime’, he likes nothing more than to pootle away at his taxidermy.
  • Working for the Census Bureau is giving me a lot of downtime to overanalyze things. KT Boyle: Tales From the Census Trail: Sex and the Census
  • The UltraShape procedure -- approved in Canada last year and approved in 50 other countries including Japan and much of Europe since 2005 -- "breaks down the fat cell and gets rid of the unwanted fat much like liposuction does, except it does it non-invasively, meaning there's no cutting, there's no anesthesia, there's no downtime, there's no recovery," Dr. Ari Benchetrit, Latest News - UPI.com
  • However, those who work for themselves — such as yours truly, as a freelance journalist — "downtime" that can be used to get on top of deadlines is just fine by me! Comment: Would you work on the way to work? | Sync Blog
  • If organizations are to control spiralling security management costs and minimize user downtime they need to introduce a significant degree of automation and self-service, while meeting compliance objectives.
  • Downtime in Hollywood can cost a lot of money.
  • Our main goals were to improve uptime and understand the causes for downtime.
  • I have no issue with players enjoying downtime. Times, Sunday Times
  • He also has a gentoo migration guide as well, for moving to gentoo with minimul downtime. UFies.org: Software Archives
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