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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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Considering the large investigated temperature range and the short dead time of the AQC, one would expect that the edge of the distribution caused by the after pulses is shifted to longer IATs for lower temperatures.
The calculated dead time for Q2 was implemented using the circuit in Fig.
Because the material flows passing through different stands are equal, the exit thickness of stand F(i - 1) is equal to the entry thickness of stand Fi with the dead time [[tau].sub.i-1], which means that
Using Equations (3) and (6), the required dead times for each leg transistions were computed and introduced in the switching scheme of the converter.
Baghaee, A Novel Approach for Optimizing Dead Time of Extra High Voltage Transmission Lines, Optimization of Electrical and Electronic Equipment, OPTIM.
The paper has been focused on description of the program for control of time-delay systems using modified Smith predictor for unstable and integrating processes, modified PIPD Smith predictor for systems with long dead time, and modified Smith predictor design by CDM.
In this paper, the controller has been designed for the plant with uncertainty, the uncertainty was considered in the form of dead time. The perturbed plant with various dead times were given below (after the pade approximation), for which the controller needs to be designed.
The English carvery takeaway idea was proposed as a way of expanding the scope and hours of the business, which was opening at 8am and shutting at 2pm, leaving the early evenings and Sunday as essentially dead time.
"There is a lot of dead time in a training week as you can only train for so many hours in a day.
Many disregard winter as a dead time in the garden, but it need not be.
When coupled with the Evolution 300, version 4.1 enables 50 data points to be collected in the first 1000 milliseconds of the reaction with a dead time of less than 8 milliseconds.
The height of rhetoric is the sudden interruption of this otherwise silent piece by the sound of a gun being fired--a gratuitous act of rebellion against the dead time of Scapegoats.