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idle

[′īd·əl]
(mechanical engineering)
To run without a load.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

idle

Not processing any data. Some CPUs have an idle state that halts all processing until an interrupt is received. However, some circuits are always operating such as the refreshing of static and dynamic RAM memories, which would otherwise lose their content. See idle character.
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Growing up in tony Saddle River, New Jersey, a young Michael Bolla would idle away the hours wandering through the empty mansions whose neighbors included former President Richard Nixon and his wife, Pat, or perhaps novelist Mary Higgins Clark.