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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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International Paper is taking the longer-than-usual down time at the Springfield mill to repair the boiler; it is not related to general business conditions, Sawyer, the International Paper spokeswoman, said.
Employers said an automatic right to stand down time could not continue.
In this environment, it is inevitable staff will take some down time during the day and organisations need to understand that with this increased pressure, a reasonable amount should be openly accepted.
Down time is reduced by identifying machines or operations that are perpetual trouble spots.
We applied it and it worked, with total lost and down time dropping substantially.
Dry ice cleaning can be done hot in the press, reducing down time, and cannot etch or profile most surfaces, avoiding damage or distortion by the blasting wear associated with most abrasive media.
Not only will DFC solve the problems posed by ULSD, but give the owner/operator significant savings in fuel costs, less down time, and reduced engine maintenance costs.
In the unlikely event of a hardware failure, the system can continue to operate at full performance with no down time.
I can teach people ways to adapt,'' Bass said, adding that one trick is to go to a restaurant during down time, around 3 p.
The soldiers needed something that could operate continuously whether they were moving or not, during down time or in combat.
We are very grateful to our technicians for the great job they have done maintaining these systems with little or no down time.
Durable High-Speed Meter Increases Efficiency and Cuts Down Time