Definition of recovery time in US English:

recovery time

noun

  • The time required for a material or piece of equipment to resume its former or usual condition following an action, such as the passage of a current through electrical equipment.

    • ‘This recovery time can be set between 3 minutes and 24 hours.’
    • ‘Caching large quantities of data in memory and disabling checkpointing can boost performance, but have a devastating affect on recovery time (thus, availability).’