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brown·out

 (broun′out′)
n.
A reduction or cutback in electric power, especially as a result of a shortage, a mechanical failure, or overuse by consumers.

brownout

(ˈbraʊnˌaʊt)
n
1. (Electrical Engineering) a dimming or reduction in the use of electric lights in a city, esp to conserve electric power or as a defensive precaution in wartime
2. (Electrical Engineering) a temporary reduction in electrical power. Compare blackout3
3. (Computer Science) a temporary slowing down of the workings of the internet caused when too many users attempt to access it at the same time

brown•out

(ˈbraʊnˌaʊt)

n.
any curtailment of electric power, esp. a voltage reduction to prevent a blackout.
[1940–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.brownout - darkness resulting from the extinction of lights (as in a city invisible to enemy aircraft)brownout - darkness resulting from the extinction of lights (as in a city invisible to enemy aircraft)
aircraft - a vehicle that can fly
dark, darkness - absence of light or illumination
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