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Period during which an equipment or machine is not functional or cannot work. It may be due to technical failure, machine adjustment, maintenance, or non-availability of inputs such as materials, labor, power. Average downtime is usually built into the price of goods produced, to recover its cost from the sales revenue. Opposite of uptime. Also called waiting time.

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During the press machine downtime, employees are expected to find other tasks to keep themselves busy; and not loitering around the plant.
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You should try to figure out something productive to do in your downtime even if it is not all that profitable.
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In my downtime, I like to relax and hang out with my dog and also hang out with my friends.
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