One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A closure of a factory or system, typically a temporary closure due to a malfunction or for maintenance.
closing down, shutting down, winding upView synonyms
- ‘I wonder if this sad situation would have been averted if not for all the closures and shutdowns of treatment facilities?’
- ‘If the panic gets worse there is a danger of factory shutdowns and worker absenteeism.’
- ‘Therefore, any beneficial effect of reactor shutdowns may apply only to the closest downwind counties.’
- ‘The Post Office announced in April that five sub post offices in the area could close as part of its national programme of urban shutdowns.’
- ‘It is feared that dwindling gas stocks could lead to factory shutdowns and a return to the three-day week.’
- ‘Planned temporary shutdowns of Ford assembly plants in August will affect close to 8,000 workers.’
- ‘Production at the refinery ceased on September 25, when the routine maintenance shutdown began.’
- ‘With a two-week shutdown of the factory due to start on Monday, it is thought workers will use the time to figure out what course of action to take.’
- ‘The Confederation of British Industry said dwindling gas reserves could lead to factory shutdowns and power cuts.’
- ‘Other plants are scheduled for temporary shutdowns, including the truck assembly plant in Janesville, Wisconsin.’
- ‘He predicts that a pandemic would cause widespread shutdowns of factories, transportation and other essential industries.’
- ‘Yet cuts including ward closures, the shutdown of operating theatres and recruitment freezes are still happening across the region.’
- ‘I wonder what would be more costly, several one-day terminal shutdowns, or the cleanup from a low-tech radioactive dirty bomb shoved into an unsecured container somewhere along the way?’
- ‘Excluding blackout-related shutdowns at auto plants, factory output has risen for four months in a row.’
- ‘He has renovated houses, plus worked on shutdowns at big factory and energy projects.’
- ‘It would now become common practice for the plant from now on to undertake an annual shutdown for maintenance.’
- ‘US auto companies announced hefty profit losses and temporary plant shutdowns this week.’
- ‘The breakdown was caused by the automatic shutdown of an overheated transformer.’
- ‘I've blogged before about how rural areas can sustain economic growth in the wake of factory shutdowns.’
- 1.1 A turning off of a computer or computer system.
- ‘In that case, the process that is taking so long is the filesystem checking process due to an improper shutdown.’
- ‘And you can keep a big pile of research material open all of the time, for weeks or months if you like, through crashes and shutdowns.’
- ‘It was unable to book crew flight assignments because of the computer shutdown.’
- ‘Owen shutdown his computer and took his tea to the couch in the living room.’
- ‘A Brentwood health club is spearheading a campaign to encourage children to shutdown their computers and get fit.’
- ‘When the port is closed for the last time you can do the proper hardware shutdown and free any allocated memory.’
- ‘Similarly, customers will be able to move chunks of data between different arrays easier than before and with no system shutdowns.’
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