Definitions of timeout:
  • noun:   (communication) The allowed maximal time for a process to end normally.
  • noun:   (communication) The intentional termination of an incomplete task after a time limit considered long enough for it to end normally.
  • noun:   (sports) Alternative form of time-out [(sports) A short break in the action of a sport, for substitution, consultation, etc.]

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