Definition of 'off-peak'
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Shoppers who clip discount coupons may tend to shop during off-peak hours when stores are less congested. Microeconomics: Price Theory in Practice (1995)Plan ahead and try to go at off-peak times. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It can take advantage of cheaper electricity tariffs available at off-peak times. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Companies should be obliged to run slots at peak and off-peak times. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Consider if you could use a cheaper off-peak membership. The Sun (2012)Most importantly, they will let utilities control demand by giving discounts for off-peak energy use. Times, Sunday Times (2009)In tests that included calling standard landlines and mobile phones at peak and off-peak times, quality was only slightly poorer than standard calls. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Translations for 'off-peak'
British English: off-peak /ˈɒfˌpiːk/ ADVERB
If things are available off-peak, they are available at a time when there is less demand for them, so they are cheaper than usual.
Calls cost less per minute off-peak.
- American English: off-peak
- Arabic: فِي غَيرِ وَقْتِ الْذُرُوَّةِ
- Brazilian Portuguese: menos movimentado
- Chinese: 在非高峰期
- Croatian: izvansezonski
- Czech: mimo špičku
- Danish: når der ikke er spidsbelastning
- Dutch: buiten de spits
- European Spanish: fuera de la hora punta
- Finnish: sesonkiajan ulkopuolella
- French: aux heures creuses
- German: außerhalb der Hauptverkehrszeiten
- Greek: εκτός αιχμής
- Italian: fuori ore di punta
- Japanese: ピーク時でなく
- Korean: 한산한 때에
- Norwegian: lav-
- Polish: poza godzinami szczytu
- European Portuguese: menos movimentado
- Romanian: în afara orelor de vârf
- Russian: внесезонный
- Spanish: fuera de la hora pico
- Swedish: låg-
- Thai: ซึ่งมีราคาถูกและไม่ใช่ช่วงที่นิยม
- Turkish: iş saatleri dışında
- Ukrainian: який відбувається не в годину пік
- Vietnamese: ngoài giờ cao điểm
British English: off-peak ADJECTIVE
You use off-peak to describe something that happens or that is used at times when there is least demand for it.
Callers now pay a bit more during peak times than during off-peak times.
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