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Time for rest or recreation away from one's usual work or studies,
  1. Time for rest or recreation away from one's usual work or studies
    • - she is taking time out from her hectic tour
  2. A brief break in play in a game or sport
    • - he inadvertently called for a timeout with two seconds remaining
  3. An imposed temporary suspension of activities, esp. the separation of a misbehaving child from one or more playmates as a disciplinary measure
    • - it's the third time this week he's been in time-out
  4. A cancellation or cessation that automatically occurs when a predefined interval of time has passed without a certain event occurring

  1. a brief suspension of play; "each team has two time-outs left"
  2. respite: a pause from doing something (as work); "we took a 10-minute break"; "he took time out to recuperate"
  3. Time Out is a 1998 Colombian film directed by Sergio Cabrera. It was an international co-production between Italy, Spain and Colombia. It was Colombia's official Best Foreign Language Film submission at the 72nd Academy Awards, but did not manage to receive a nomination.
  4. L'Emploi du temps (international title Time Out) is a 2001 French drama directed by Laurent Cantet, starring Aurélien Recoing and Karin Viard. ...
  5. Time Out is a 1959 album (originally issued as CS 8192) by The Dave Brubeck Quartet, based upon the use of time signatures that were unusual for jazz (mainly waltz or double-waltz time, but also 9/8, and most famously 5/4).
  6. Time Out is a publishing company based in London, United Kingdom. The company's best known product is the Time Out weekly listings magazine.
  7. Cadbury Time Out is a chocolate based snack introduced in 1992 in the UK and the Republic of Ireland and 1995 in Australia. The Time Out bar includes a thin layer of Cadbury Flake chocolate.
  8. In sports, a time-out refers to a stoppage in the match for a short amount of time. This allows for the coaches of either team to communicate with the team, e.g. to determine strategy or inspire morale. ...
  9. A short break in the action of a sport, for substitution, consultation, etc; The intentional ending of an incomplete task after a time limit considered a long enough for it to end normally
  10. Alternative spelling of time-out; to end (an incomplete task) after a time limit; of a task, to be terminated because it was not completed before a time limit; To call for a time-out; To call for a suspension of activity or conversation
  11. (Time-Outs) Me. Bottle of Wine.  Closet or Patio.
  12. A period of sixty seconds during which the play is stopped and teams discuss strategy and a moment to allow players to rest.
  13. Set waiting period before a terminal system performs some action. [Typical uses include a poll release (when a terminal is disconnected if the time-out period elapses before keying resumes) or an access time-out.]
  14. An interruption of play called at the referee's discretion and indicated with three short blows of the whistle, while he or she makes a "T" with the hands.
  15. an umpire may call a time out when a foul is committed, an accident occurs, or at his or her discretion, a player may only call a time out if he has broken tack or is injured
  16. Ending a user session after a predetermined period of inactivity has passed. This limits the chance that a workstation will be left logged in and unattended.
  17. A tool used to manage anger by giving the person an opportunity to cool down by leaving the situation or stopping whatever is triggering the anger. Time-outs provide a person some time to carefully consider the possible options before reaching a decision.
  18. A period of time after which some condition becomes true if some event has not occurred. For example, a session that is terminated because its state has been inactive for a specified period of time is said to "time out". [WSIA Glossary]
  19. take a break: "OK, time out – let's come back to this later."
  20. The time in seconds that the storage control remains in a "long busy" condition before physical sessions are ended.
  21. To transmit too long in a single transmission, causing a repeater s timer circuit to stop further transmissions.
  22. Placing a person in an environment where they can not engage in the undesired behaviour. See behaviour management and negative reinforcement.
  23. Stoppage of play called by a team or umpire.
  24. Time-out involves placing your child on a chair for a short period of time following the occurrence of an unacceptable behavior. ...
  25. A nonpunitive, unlocked area, as well as a period of time, which provides an individual with the opportunity to regain control of behavior or attitude.