idle time


idle time
When a computer is not being used. This refers to either a computer running a BBS that is not busy, or a caller that is not typing anything or receiving anything. Some BBS's will hang up a user if there is a certain amount of idle time (such as a minute).

Dictionary of telecommunications. . 2000.

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  • idle time — UK / US noun [uncountable] business a period during which a piece of equipment or someone working for an organization is not doing anything …   English dictionary

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