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out·age

 (ou′tĭj)
n.
1. A quantity or portion of something lacking after delivery or storage.
2. A temporary suspension of operation, especially of electric power.

outage

(ˈaʊtɪdʒ)
n
1. (Commerce) a quantity of goods missing or lost after storage or shipment
2. a period of power failure, machine stoppage, etc

out•age

(ˈaʊ tɪdʒ)

n.
1.
a. an interruption or failure in the supply of power, esp. electricity.
b. the period during which power is lost.
2. a stoppage in the functioning of a machine due to a power failure.
3. the quantity of goods missing from a shipment.
[1900–05]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.outage - the amount of something (as whiskey or oil) lost in storage or transportation
indefinite quantity - an estimated quantity
2.outage - a temporary suspension of operation (as of computers); "there will be a network outage from 8 to 10 a.m."
equipment failure, breakdown - a cessation of normal operation; "there was a power breakdown"

outage

noun
A cessation of proper mechanical functions:
Translations
strømafbrydelse
parravums energijas padeve
výpadok elektrického prúdu
kesilme

outage

[ˈaʊtɪdʒ] N (esp US) (Elec) → apagón m, corte m

outage

[ˈaʊtɪdʒ] n (mainly US) (= power failure) → panne f de courant, coupure f de courantout and about out and around (US) adv
to be out and about → être de sortie
to get out and about → sortir
to be out and about again (after illness)être de nouveau sur piedout-and-out [ˌaʊtəndˈaʊt] adj [lie] → pur(e) et simple; [liar, cheat] → fini(e); [racist, fascist] → pur(e) et dur(e); [villain] → pur(e) et dur(e)

outage

[ˈaʊtɪdʒ] n (esp) (Am) (power failure) → black-out m inv

outage

(ˈautidʒ) noun
blackout; a period of a general power failure.
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