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Computing (FOLDOC) dictionary (also found in English - Vietnamese, English - English (Wordnet), French - Vietnamese)
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1. Not operating. "The up escalator is down" is considered a
humorous thing to say, and "The elevator is down" always
means "The elevator isn't working" and never refers to what
floor the elevator is on. With respect to computers, this
term has passed into the mainstream; the extension to other
kinds of machine is still hackish.
2. "go down" To stop functioning; usually said of the
system. The message from the console that every hacker
hates to hear from the operator is "System going down in 5