Definition of shutdown noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈʃʌtdaʊn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃʌtdaʊn//
How machines work
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the act of closing a factory or business or stopping a large machine from working, either temporarily or permanently factory shutdowns the nuclear reactor’s emergency shutdown procedures See related entries: How machines work
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: shutdown