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sleep mode

A low power mode in a computer. Also called "standby mode," the screen and hard disks are turned off, but the memory (RAM) chips are continually refreshed in order to retain their contents. In addition, the CPU is throttled down to its lowest power state. The computer is immediately restored for use when the user touches a key or moves the mouse. For alternate power-down and hybrid sleep modes, see hibernate.
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Construction sites and commercial real estate lending have both been very low in volume since 2008, as the commercial real estate sector went into a forced hibernation mode brought on by the financial crisis.
WINTER'S arrived, bringing with it dull, dark days and cold winds - and sending us all into hibernation mode.
0 connectors, card reader slots for SD, Sony, and MultiMedia flash cards, and Intel Rapid Start Technology, which allow the unit to start within five seconds from hibernation mode.
It's a sort of reversal of the winter hibernation mode we all go into.
When it comes to the specifics of discussing my novel I'm still coming out of Travelers' Tales hibernation mode.
There are not many statements on Kashmir emanating from Pakistan; the separatists in Kashmir who draw support from Pakistan are also in hibernation mode for the moment.
After the refinery was stripped of its license on July 27, over the failure to install electronic measuring devices, the oil processing installations of the plant were switched into hibernation mode, which allowed it to start working at full capacity within 8 hours after the Court permit.
When it's cold they will shut down and go into hibernation mode, but on a warm and sunny day they'll come out and hunt mice and baby rats.
The rover will enter hibernation mode in March or April and sleep until August or September, said project manager John Callas of NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, Calif.
For example, during off-peak hours the switch can enter hibernation mode and reduce power consumption by 70 percent.
Most of us try to switch to hibernation mode, breathing but not feeling, in such circumstances.
Accompanying a 12-session group treatment program for seasonal affective disorder, this workbook suggests 62 pleasant activities for getting out of hibernation mode, explains the importance of balancing responsibilities with pleasant activities, and discusses the way thoughts influence how a person feels.