outage outage  /ˈaʊ tədʒ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the amount of something (as whiskey or oil) lost in storage or transportation
  2. (n) a temporary suspension of operation (as of computers)

Usage(s):

  1. The outage shuttered shopping malls and businesses and forced the Honolulu airport to cancel flights.
  2. And the power outage is, well, loss of power.
  3. Of course, every power outage comes with a cost, not least to the economy.

News

  1. Power Outage Information

    Because of the potential for power outages with this storm, here are some numbers to call to report an outage in your area or to check the status of an outage. Met Ed: 1-888-lightss or click here for updates. PPL: …
    on June 13, 2013     Source: FOX 43 Harrisburg

  2. Outage closes license offices

    Driver Licensing and State Identification Card offices across the state, including the County of Hawaii’s locations, closed early Wednesday afternoon after they were affected by a computer outage on Oahu. The system was expected to be back in operation this morning, and Hawaii County Driver Licensing offices were expected to be open. However, the combination of this week’s holiday and this ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Hawaii Tribune-Herald

  3. Power outage closes University of Missouri - St. Louis north campus

    A power outage on Tuesday shut down the north campus of the University of Missouri-St. Louis. The school's south campus was not affected.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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