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2009.09.29

Even machines can have a down day once in a while!

Today's Lesson
DOWN (= not operating)   ダウンして、稼動停止

Explanation

  • If a computer, computer system, server, or Web site is down, it's not operating because of a problem, maintenance, etc.
  • コンピュータ、コンピュータシステム、サーバー、ウェブサイトについて down と言うと、問題があるか、メンテナンスなどのために稼動していない状態をさします。

DOWN (= not operating)

examples

  1. (to co-worker)
    I guess we won't be getting much work done for a while. The system's down.
  2. (fictional announcement on Web site)
    The WordMaster Web site will be down for routine maintenance this coming Saturday from midnight to 6 a.m. We apologize for the inconvenience.
  3. We really need to think about switching Internet providers. This is the third time in a month that the server's gone down.

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