how to pronounce downtime


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downtime is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of downtime in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… yeah that's great um in the downtime in …”

meanings of downtime


  1. A period of time set aside for rest and relaxation; leisure time.
  2. The amount of time lost due to forces beyond one's control, as with a computer crash.

downtime frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word downtime occurs in english on average 1.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics downtime can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that downtime can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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