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Downtime

In investment banking, a slang term for a situation in which a bank employee does not have much to do, especially if he/she is waiting for superiors to give further directions. An employee may spend downtime working on personal matters, or he/she may simply avoid work altogether.

downtime

time when a machine or COMPUTER is not operating correctly owing to machine failure or because the machine is being set up for the next work task (SET-UP TIME). Downtime in a factory can cause considerable loss of output and disruption to production schedules, and the aim of PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE is to minimize such downtime. See IDLE TIME.
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The planned down time at the Springfield mill will be the longest in recent memory, Sawyer said.
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Down time is one of the most costly situations on any job site, but it can largely be avoided by implementing a policy of preventative maintenance, such as fluid level checks and pressure checks.
During his down time, David hones his guitar and mandolin skills, sings, and holds fast to his dreams of becoming a rock star or pop icon.
From a PM program point-of-view, the above discussion illustrates, for a resource with relatively little down time the biggest improvement potential for the system.
I am currently running 30 to 35 miles a week and hope that there is no down time to recover from this mishap.
Or must you make arrangements for off-site maintenance, which will increase your down time when the machines break down?
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Catastrophic failures in grinders and shredders can cost enormous amounts of time and money to repair, not to mention the opportunity costs of the down time.
After a meeting of the bosses yesterday, the employers came up with a new form of words covering the stand down time - which states firefighters be allowed "reasonable rest periods" in stand down time.