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down·time / ˈdounˌtīm/ (also down time) • n. time during which a machine, esp. a computer, is out of action or unavailable for use. ∎ fig. a time of reduced activity or inactivity: everyone needs downtime to unwind | downtimes for real estate and construction.

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downtime The percentage of time that a computer system is not available for use.