Definition of timeout noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    timeout

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  1. 1
    NAmE//ˌtaɪmˈaʊt//
     
    a short period of rest during a sports game
  2. 2
    NAmE//ˈtaɪmaʊt//
     
    (computing) an occasion when a process or program is automatically stopped after a certain amount of time because it has not worked successfully
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