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



    BrE BrE//ˈtaɪmaʊt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtaɪmaʊt//
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  1. 1(North American English) a short period of rest during a sports game
  2. 2 (computing) an occasion when a process or program is automatically stopped after a certain amount of time because it has not worked successfully
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: timeout