AskDefine | Define shutdown

Dictionary Definition

shutdown n : termination of operations; "they regretted the closure of the day care center" [syn: closure, closedown, closing]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. The action of stopping operations; a closing, of a computer, business, event, etc.
  2. A reciprocation, typically as an insult.
    When he insulted me, my reply was such a shutdown he ceased his insults.


action of closing a computer

Extensive Definition

Shutdown may refer to:


See also

shutdown in German: Herunterfahren
shutdown in Japanese: シャットダウン

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