idle time

Definitions

Accounting

  • noun the time for which employees are paid although they are unable to work because of factors beyond their control

Computing

  • noun a period of time when a device is switched on but not doing anything

Construction

  • A time interval during which either the worker, the equipment, or both do not perform useful work.

Electronics

  • A time interval during which a device, piece of equipment, or system is operational and available, but is not in use.

Publishing

  • noun the time when a machine is not being used
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