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downtime (可數 & 不可數,複數 downtimes)

  1. 停机时间,故障时间 因电脑故障等而浪费的时间
    同類詞: idle timeuptime
    • 2017年3月1日,Alex Hern,“How did an Amazon glitch leave people literally in the dark?”,出自 The Guardian[1]:
      A short internet outage might sound like a trifling matter [] but for many, the pervasiveness of the so-called “internet of things” meant downtime at Amazon affected their physical life as well as their digital one.
    • 2020年11月9日,Gwen Ihnat,“With McCartney III, Paul McCartney offers lessons from a legendary life”,出自 The A.V. Club:
      As the world turns inward, trapped inside in various stages of pandemic quarantine, numerous songwriting luminaries (often blessed with their own in-home studios) have tried to use the downtime creatively—from Millennial stars like Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande to longtime veterans like Bruce Springsteen and Elvis Costello.
  2. 休息时间
    I've been working all weekend. I need some downtime.
    • 2010年8月24日,Matt Richtel,“Digital Devices Deprive Brain of Needed Downtime”,出自 The New York Times[2], ISSN 0362-4331:
      But scientists point to an unanticipated side effect: when people keep their brains busy with digital input, they are forfeiting downtime that could allow them to better learn and remember information, or come up with new ideas.
    • 2021年3月19日,James Fallows,引用Demis Hassabis,“Can Humans Be Replaced by Machines?”,出自 The New York Times[3], ISSN 0362-4331:
      “‘We need to use the downtime, when things are calm, to prepare for when things get serious in the decades to come,’ he has said. ‘The time we have now is valuable, and we need to make use of it.’”