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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 calculated dead time for Q2 was implemented using the circuit in Fig.
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After the software makes all the necessary conversions, it plots the following time elements of the control loop on the time line: sample interval, filter time, derivative time, dead time, equivalent dead time (if a second-order process), integral time, and relative response time (RRT).
The problems needed to be considered were: dead-time dominant process dynamics, varying dead time, feedforward signal design, and configuration of the control system.
In that dead time between Christmas and the new year, I watched crystal days turn into crystal nights; then back again, over and over.
As the dead time approaches zero, fuzzy logic's benefit does too.
When several operations are necessary, conduct them at the same workstation or at an adjoining one without dead time and extra handling.
The way Carlo Laj tells it, the 1980s were a dead time for scientists studying Earth's peculiar habit of flipping its magnetic field every few hundred thousand years.
The distance the cage travels within this dead time is measured by the tester to determine how well the safety mechanisms are functioning.
Dead time is the sum of the time needed for loading, unloading, opening, and closing the press.
Helps reduce dead time and improve efficiency in inverter circuits in an operating temperature range between -40xC and 125xC.