a stoppage or suspension of work or activity, as in a factory
A cessation of operations or activity, as at a factory. Also called closedown.
- The action of stopping operations; a closing, of a computer, business, event, etc.
- You need to enter your password at startup, but it's not required at shutdown.
- A statement, insult, etc. that prevents the opponent from replying further.
- When he insulted me, my reply was such a shutdown he ceased his insults.