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shutdownshut‧down /ˈʃʌtdaʊn/ ●○○ noun [countable]  BSHUT/CLOSEthe closing of a factory, business, or piece of machinery, either permanently or for a short timeshutdown of Environmental groups had called for the permanent shutdown of the plant. safety systems and automatic shutdown procedures
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shutdownExperts are still trying to locate the fault which caused another shutdown of the £1m Computer Aided Despatch system.Companies had held back shutdowns for fear of helping competitors.I had a hard time relaxing during the West Coast shutdown.Gramm suggested recently that the partial government shutdown was evidence that furloughed federal workers were unnecessary.The partial government shutdown derived from the budget stalemate will reach three weeks this Friday.That could lead to a third partial government shutdown, if a compromise on spending limits can not be reached.The 21-day partial shutdown of government that ended last week delayed jobless claims and payroll reports.We shutdown the old plant and start afresh somewhere else with a new labour force.shutdown ofThe strike prompted a temporary shutdown of the airline.
From Longman Business Dictionaryshutdownshut‧down /ˈʃʌtdaʊn/ noun [countable]1COMMERCEthe closing of a factory, business etca nuclear plant shutdown2COMPUTINGMANUFACTURINGthe act of stopping a computer or large machine from workingShutdown shouldn’t take more than a minute.
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