standby
  • A state in which a component, circuit, device, piece of equipment, or system is functioning under normal operating conditions, but does not have an applied signal at a given time. Also called standby operation (1), resting state (1), idle state (1), or quiescent state (1).
  • A state in which a device, piece of equipment, or system is operational and available, but is not in use. Also called standby operation (1), resting state (2), idle state (2), or quiescent state (2).
  • A state in which a component, circuit, device, piece of equipment, or system is not in use, but is ready for immediate activation. power consumption in the standby state is minimal, while in the off state it should be zero. Also called standby mode.
  • A button, command, condition, or function which places a component, circuit, device, piece of equipment, or system in standby (1), standby (2), or standby (3).

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