Timeout Definition

tīmout
noun
Any time taken for rest or not counted toward a work record, score, etc.
Webster's New World
A brief suspension of play, as to allow a team to make substitutions or discuss strategy.
Webster's New World
A disciplinary technique in which a child who misbehaves is sent to be alone for a few minutes so as to calm down before returning to work or play.
Webster's New World
(communication) The allowed maximal time for a process to end normally.
My connection was so slow that I kept receiving timeouts when trying to view Web pages.
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(communication) The intentional termination of an incomplete task after a time limit considered long enough for it to end normally.

My connection was so slow that I kept receiving timeouts when trying to view Web pages.
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A preset time period during which a given computer task must be completed or the task is canceled. An example is someone configuring his or her Personal Computer to drop the connection to a remote server after a predetermined period passed without some task activity. Symantec Security Response. Glossary. [Online, July 15, 2004.] Symantec Security Response Website. http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/refa.html.
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Other Word Forms of Timeout

Noun

Singular:
timeout
Plural:
timeouts

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