shutdown definition by Webster's New World
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a stoppage or suspension of work or activity, as in a factory
shutdown definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A cessation of operations or activity, as at a factory.
shutdown - Business Definition
- The closing of an organization or an end to its doing business: A major budget disagreement in late 1995 between President Clinton and a Republican Congress resulted in a government shutdown.
- A halt in production: Lack of inventory resulted in a shutdown of the company's production line.