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black·out

 (blăk′out′)
n.
1. A cutoff of electric power, especially as a result of a shortage, a mechanical failure, or overuse by consumers.
2. The concealment or extinguishment of lights that might be visible to enemy aircraft during an air raid.
3.
a. The sudden extinguishment of all stage lights in a theater to indicate the passage of time or to mark the end of an act or scene.
b. A short, comic vaudeville skit that ends with lights off.
4. A temporary loss of memory or consciousness.
5.
a. A suppression, as of news, by censorship.
b. A suppression of the broadcast of an event or program, as to support ticket sales at a local venue.
6. A suspension of a discounted price or free offer, as for an airline ticket or a lift ticket at a ski resort.

blackout

(ˈblækaʊt)
n
1. (Military) the extinguishing or hiding of all artificial light, esp in a city visible to an enemy attack from the air
2. (Pathology) a momentary loss of consciousness, vision, or memory
3. (Electronics) a temporary electrical power failure or cut
4. (Electronics) electronics a temporary loss of sensitivity in a valve following a short strong pulse
5. (Electronics) a temporary loss of radio communications between a spacecraft and earth, esp on re-entry into the earth's atmosphere
6. (Broadcasting) the suspension of radio or television broadcasting, as by a strike or for political reasons
vb (adverb)
7. (tr) to obliterate or extinguish (lights)
8. (Military) (tr) to create a blackout in (a city etc)
9. (intr) to lose vision, consciousness, or memory temporarily
10. (Broadcasting) (tr, adverb) to stop (news, a television programme) from being released or broadcast

black•out

(ˈblækˌaʊt)

n.
1. the extinguishing or concealment of all visible lights, usu. as a precaution against air raids.
2. a period of failure of all electrical power, sometimes caused by an unusually heavy demand for electricity by those using the system.
3.
a. the extinguishing of all stage lights, as in closing a vaudeville skit or separating the scenes of a play.
b. Also called black′out skit`. a skit ending in a blackout.
4.
a. temporary loss of consciousness or vision.
b. a period of total memory loss, as one induced by an accident or prolonged alcoholic drinking.
5. a brief, passing lapse of memory.
6. complete stoppage of a communications medium, as by an electrical storm: a radio blackout.
7. a stoppage, suppression, or obliteration: a news blackout.
8. a prohibition imposed on the televising of an event, as a prizefight, so as to encourage or ensure ticket sales.
[1910–15]

blackout

- Originally a theatrical term for the extinguishing of all lights on the stage when scenery was shifted.
See also related terms for lights.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blackout - a suspension of radio or tv broadcastingblackout - a suspension of radio or tv broadcasting
pause, suspension, intermission, interruption, break - a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something
2.blackout - darkness resulting from the extinction of lights (as in a city invisible to enemy aircraft)blackout - 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
3.blackout - the failure of electric power for a general regionblackout - the failure of electric power for a general region
power failure, power outage - equipment failure resulting when the supply of power fails; "the ice storm caused a power outage"
4.blackout - a momentary loss of consciousnessblackout - a momentary loss of consciousness  
unconsciousness - a state lacking normal awareness of the self or environment
5.blackout - partial or total loss of memoryblackout - partial or total loss of memory; "he has a total blackout for events of the evening"
cognitive state, state of mind - the state of a person's cognitive processes
anterograde amnesia, posttraumatic amnesia - loss of memory for events immediately following a trauma; sometimes in effect for events during and for a long time following the trauma
retrograde amnesia - loss of memory for events immediately preceding a trauma
forgetfulness - tendency to forget
selective amnesia - amnesia about particular events that is very convenient for the person who cannot remember; "why do politicians always develop selective amnesia when questioned about their transgressions?"
transient global amnesia - memory disorder seen in middle aged and elderly persons; characterized by an episode of amnesia and bewilderment that lasts for several hours; person is otherwise alert and intellectually active

blackout

noun
2. power cut, power failure, blown fuse, electricity failure an electricity blackout
3. unconsciousness, collapse, faint, oblivion, swoon (literary), loss of consciousness, syncope (Pathology) I suffered a blackout which lasted for several minutes.

blackout

noun
A temporary loss of consciousness:
Pathology: syncope.
Translations
إطفاء الأنْوارإظْلام، إنقِطاع التيّار الكَهْرَبائيتَعْتيمتَعْتِيمتَعْتيم، إطْفاء الأنْوار
oknopřerušenívýpadek prouduzákazzastavení
mørklægningsendeforbudstrømafbrydelsebevidsthedstabblack out
pimennyssähkökatkosähkökatkos
zamračenje
elsötétítéshírzárlat
bannmyrkvuntímabundiî óminni
灯火管制
등화관제
dočasné vyradenie z činnostikrátkodobá strata vedomiastrata vedomiavýpadok prúduvypnutie svetiel na javisku
strömavbrott
การดับไฟ
karartmakendinden geçmesahne ışıklarını söndürmeyasaklamabaygınlık
sự mất điện

blackout

[ˈblækaʊt] N
1. (Elec) → apagón m
2. (Med) → desmayo m
3. (of news) → bloqueo m informativo, apagón m informativo
there was a media blackout at the request of the policehubo un bloqueo informativo en los medios de comunicación a petición de la policía

blackout

[ˈblækaʊt] n
(= power cut) → panne f d'électricité
(in wartime)black-out m
[programmes] → interruption f (d'émission)
news blackout → blackout m sur l'information
(= fainting) → étourdissement m, évanouissement m
to have a blackout, to suffer a blackout → s'évanouirblackout curtains n rideaux qui ne laissent pas passer la lumièreblack pepper npoivre m noirBlack Power npouvoir m noirblack pudding blood pudding (US) nboudin m noir

blackout

[ˈblækˌaʊt] n
a. (of lights) (TV) → black-out m inv; (during war) → oscuramento
b. (Med) → svenimento

black

(blӕk) adjective
1. of the colour in which these words are printed. black paint.
2. without light. a black night; The night was black and starless.
3. dirty. Your hands are black!; black hands from lifting coal.
4. without milk. black coffee.
5. evil. black magic.
6. (often offensive. currently acceptable in the United States, South Africa etc) Negro, of African, West Indian descent.
7. (especially South Africa) coloured; of mixed descent (increasingly used by people of mixed descent to refer to themselves).
noun
1. the colour in which these words are printed. Black and white are opposites.
2. something (eg paint) black in colour. I've used up all the black.
3. (often with capital. often offensive: currently acceptable in the United states, South Africa etc) a Negro; a person of African, West Indian etc descent.
verb
to make black.
ˈblackness noun
ˈblacken verb
1. to make or become black. The sky blackened before the storm.
2. to make to seem bad. She blackened his character.
3. to clean with black polish. He blackened his boots.
black art/magic
magic performed for evil reasons. He tries to practise black magic.
ˈblackbird noun
a dark-coloured bird of the thrush family.
ˈblackboard noun
a dark-coloured board for writing on in chalk (used especially in schools).
black box
a built-in machine for automatic recording of the details of a plane's flight. They found the black box two miles away from the wreckage of the crashed plane.
the Black Death noun
the plague that killed large numbers of people in Europe in the 14th to 18th centuries.
black eye
an eye with bad bruising around it (eg from a punch). George gave me a black eye.
ˈblackhead noun
a small black-topped lump in a pore of the skin, especially of the face.
ˈblacklist noun
a list of people who are out of favour etc.
verb
to put (a person etc) on such a list.
ˈblackmail verb
to obtain money illegally from (a person), usually by threatening to make known something which the victim wants to keep secret.
noun
the act of blackmailing. money got by blackmail.
ˈblackmailer noun
Black Maria (məˈraiə)
a prison van. The policeman took the three suspects to the police station in a Black Maria.
black market
(a place for) the illegal buying and selling, at high prices, of goods that are scarce, rationed etc. coffee on the black market.
black marketeer
a person who sells goods on the black market.
ˈblackout noun
1. a period of darkness produced by putting out all lights. Accidents increase during a blackout.
2. a ban (on news etc). a blackout of news about the coup.
3. a period of unconsciousness. He has had several blackouts during his illness.
4. a brief, temporary loss of memory, as when an actor forgets his/her lines.
5. (also outage) a period of a general power failure.
6. (in the theatre) the putting out of the stage lights at the end of a scene etc.
black sheep
a member of a family or group who is unsatisfactory in some way. My brother is the black sheep of the family.
ˈblacksmith noun
a person who makes and repairs by hand things made of iron. The blacksmith made a new shoe for the horse.
black and blue
badly bruised. After the fight the boy was all black and blue.
black out
to lose consciousness. He blacked out for almost a minute.
in black and white
in writing or print. Would you put that down in black and white?

blackout

تَعْتِيم zatemnění mørklægning Verdunkelung μπλακ άουτ apagón, oscurecimiento de la ciudad para que esta no sea visible desde los aviones enemigos pimennys panne d’électricité zamračenje blackout 灯火管制 등화관제 black-out blackout zaciemnienie apagão, blecaute затемнение strömavbrott การดับไฟ karartma sự mất điện 灯火管制

black·out

n. desmayo, vértigo, condición caracterizada por la falta de visión y pérdida momentánea del conocimiento.

blackout

n (loss of consciousness) desmayo, pérdida de la conciencia or consciencia; (memory lapse) laguna mental, pérdida transitoria de la memoria (debido al alcohol)
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Electricity is usually provided from two transformer stations in Nerima and Nakai in Shinjuku Ward but power was sent only from the Nakai facility at the time of the blackout.
A blackout can also be a first symptom of a fatal irregular heart rhythm, which causes over 100,000 deaths every year in Britain.
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Thus around 80 to 90 percent of the time, electronic equipment is being affected by tiny surges as opposed to lightening flashes or blackouts.
Had the systems not worked, "instead of a blackout for a couple of days, we would have had one for several months," says Jack Hawks, a vice president at the Electric Power Supply Association.
If we invest in this technology, we can reduce the likelihood of blackouts like the one visited upon us recently and avoid the attendant economic and social consequences as well," says Malcolm O'Hagan, president of NEMA.
BETWEEN THE LINES: Fans of central planning have been rather quick to blame deregulation for the blackout.
These requirements would help to ensure that such a blackout does not happen again.
Companies located in the blackout zone that had planned ahead--housing their Internet hosting and critical data with a specially designed carrier hotel--were unfazed by the outage.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said it the blackout probably started in the Niagara Falls area and quickly spread.
Tepco, the troubled company that has illuminated the night sky of Tokyo for 50 years, has warned that Japan's capital could face blackouts this summer.
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