Etymology
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shutdown (n.)

also shut-down, "a discontinuance, act of shutting down," 1857, from the verbal phrase; see shut (v.) + down (adv.). Especially in reference to factory work (by 1884); shut down (v.) "stop working, become or be idle" is attested by 1877. By 1911 of machines; 1945 of nuclear reactors.

updated on September 22, 2022

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Definitions of shutdown from WordNet

shutdown (n.)
termination of operations;
Synonyms: closure / closedown / closing
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.

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