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power down

[¦pau̇·ər ¦dau̇n]
(computer science)
To exit from any running programs and remove floppy- and hard-disk cartridges before switching the computer off.

power down

To turn off an electric or electronic device. For various computer power-down modes, see hibernate.
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Almost half of the employees in each country surveyed (49% in the US, 48% in the UK and 43% in Germany) don't always power down for the following reasons:
ON Desktop PC Power down (rrp pounds 19.56) and an E.ON Current Cost Energy Saving Monitor worth pounds 45.
In the report, titled "Lowering the Cost of Play," NRDC makes concrete recommendations for how consumers can set up their gaming consoles to power down when not in use, and also sets guidelines for electronics manufacturers to lower the energy demands of their products.
And knowing about PC components-when to power down and when to use the energy-saving options of new operating systems such as Microsoft's Vista--can do much to save money and reduce the environmental impact of personal computing.
Scottish & Southern Energy lost 20p to 1471p, with National Grid also falling 8.5p to 759p and International Power down 11.25p to 393.5p.
Asked about extra bureaucracy in the NHS, Mr Brown said: "That is why we want to get more power down to the local hospital".
With advance warning, engineers can power down satellites and turn them away from the sun, delay launches of craft and make sure astronauts are not out spacewalking, and mitigate widespread damage to electronic systems on Earth.
If the Welsh voter wants a Labour, Conservative, Lib Dem or Plaid party in power down the Bay, it is up to each party themselves to ply for our vote, not rely on the political old boys' act to prop each other up.
This gives IT enough time to power down critical servers without suffering data loss--otherwise anything stored in RAM is lost during a blackout.
Many systems require complex power up protocols and the MIC68200 enables the designer to implement sequential tracking as well as ratiometric power up and power down. In doing so, it can eliminate the need for more complex power management ICs."
A new feature-Instant Off-enables users to power down and unplug the projector immediately, eliminating delays often associated with cool-down cycles.

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