The crossword question posits that “Inactive computer mode is SLEEP.” The answer to this question is a statement that explains what the term “SLEEP” means when it is used in the context of a computer’s power settings. Specifically, it is a mode in which a computer is not actively being used, but is not shut down completely. The computer is essentially in a low-power state, with some components and functions turned off or put into a state of suspended animation to conserve energy. When the user returns to the computer and interacts with it, the computer will “wake up” from its sleep mode, with all of its previous settings and applications intact. This is a common feature of modern computer operating systems, and is designed to balance the need for power conservation with the need for quick access to computing resources.