off-peak

ADJ: ADJ n
You use off-peak to describe something that happens or that is used at times when there is least demand for it. Prices at off-peak times are often lower than at other times.

The price for indoor courts is ₤10 per hour at peak times and ₤7 per hour at off-peak times.

...off-peak electricity.

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ADV: ADV after v
Off-peak is also an adverb.

Each tape lasts three minutes and costs 36p per minute off-peak and 48p at all other times.


English dictionary. 2008.

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