machine-spoiled time

machine-spoiled time

[mə′shēn ¦spȯild ‚tīm]
(computer science)
Computer time wasted on production runs that cannot be completed or whose results are made worthless by a computer malfunction, plus extensions of running time on runs that are hampered by a malfunction.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.