• WordNet 3.6
    • n shutdown termination of operations "they regretted the closure of the day care center"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Shutdown a discontinuance of work in a factory, &c
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. scyttan, to bar—sceótan, to shoot.


In literature:

Scouts sometimes have to lift off at almost no notice, so regulations forbid a complete engine shutdown outside Imperial space.
"The Alembic Plot" by Ann Wilson
That's the shutdown procedure.
"Where I Wasn't Going" by Walt Richmond
They can't afford a shutdown now; this is your hour to win!
"Mountain" by Clement Wood
The Terms would revert, we'd have a line shutdown.
"Exploiter's End" by James Causey

In news:

Earlier Friday, we reported on a Democratic measure that would have docked the pay of members of Congress and the president during a forced government shutdown.
Magazine Shutdowns, Magazine Layoffs, And The Looming Pullback In Automobile Advertising.
Despite the shutdown, store owners said they cared for the animals in the store every day until sometime last week when something changed.
Criminal complaints fly in pizza shop shutdown.
The State newspaper reported West Columbia ordered a shutdown at Global Plastic Grinders on Wednesday.
Ethanol Rises Second Day as Losses Portend More Plant Shutdowns.
Caltrans prepares as Bay Bridge shutdown nears.
Caltrans prepares for next Bay Bridge shutdown.
FEMA funding dispute threatens a government shutdown neither side wants.
Explosions, clashes reported as Bangladesh opposition enforces shutdown.
The soldiers were told of the shutdown in February, but the actual ban just went into effect.
Shipping shutdown looms if river drops to 9-foot level.
Brief shutdown for AM General plant.
UALR goes into shutdown mode.
Cost of FAA shutdown could exceed $1 billion .

In science:

The cl_shutdown avoids the problem of manually talking to each of the cluster nodes during a shutdown process.
Cluster Computing White Paper
This XXXVIth Rencontres de Moriond Electroweak Interactions and Unified Theories offered some intense speculations on the recent past and the next few years, occurring just a few months after the shutdown of LEP and at the beginning of the new Tevatron run at Fermilab.
Experimental Summary
During the HERA luminosity shutdown period 2000/01 the tracking system of the ZEUS experiment has been upgraded with a silicon Micro Vertex Detector (MVD).
The ZEUS Micro Vertex Detector
MiniBooNE will likely switch the polarity of the horn and begin accumulating statistics in antineutrino mode before the end of 2005, continuing until the next accelerator shutdown.
Bringing the SciBar Detector to the Booster Neutrino Beam
This dataset will be increased to ∼250 fb−1 by summer 2006, when the next shutdown and the second installation phase is scheduled.
The BABAR Muon System Upgrade