Definition of duty cycle in English:

duty cycle

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  • The cycle of operation of a machine or other device which operates intermittently rather than continuously.
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    • The technical specifications of a tape drive indicate how high a duty cycle it will best operate in.
    • Reliability numbers are based and predicated on an expected duty cycle and mode of operation.
    • In terms of intermittent exercise, this means the duty cycle must decrease as exercise intensity increases if the exercise is to be repeated without a decline in performance.

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