power failure


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Noun1.power failure - equipment failure resulting when the supply of power fails; "the ice storm caused a power outage"
equipment failure, breakdown - a cessation of normal operation; "there was a power breakdown"
blackout - the failure of electric power for a general region
flame-out - the failure of a jet engine caused by an interruption of the fuel supply or by faulty combustion
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The store remained closed for the entire day's trading on Saturday as engineers investigated the cause of the power failure.
Vandana Marwaha, principal of Delhi Private School, said all students were sent home as soon as power failure hit her school at around 9am.
The power failure, which started in mid-afternoon, affected a satellite building and the track transit which takes passengers to the satellite for boarding.
BEIRUT: A rare, nationwide power failure hit Syria Friday, blamed in official media sources on a "technical" fault on the network.
But an official of the Saudi Electricity Company said the power failure lasted more than an hour and a half as a result of a malfunction in the internal electrical network of the port.
However, all storage devices are vulnerable to potential data loss caused by a sudden shutdown due to external power failure.
The power failure occurred at the crippled nuclear complex before 7 p.
Sources said five children in intensive care units on Friday night died after the power failure in the hospital.
However, a BFH official said there was no emergency and blamed it on a power failure on one floor of the tower.
We can confirm that, as a result of a power failure at one of our major exchanges, some customers may currently be experiencing loss of broadband service," a spokeswoman said last night.
The condition of many of them turned critical after the power failure.
Now the mystery of what lay behind the power failure on the line between Preston and Lancaster has been solved in a letter to the MP from Network Rail boss Iain Coucher.