Outage



[ou-tij] /ˈaʊ tɪdʒ/

noun
1.
an interruption or failure in the supply of power, especially electricity.
2.
the period during which power is lost:
a two-hour outage on the East Coast.
3.
a stoppage in the functioning of a machine or mechanism due to a failure in the supply of power or electricity.
4.
the quantity of goods lost or lacking from a shipment.
Compare (def 1).
5.
Aeronautics. the amount of fuel used during a flight.
Compare (def 2).
/ˈaʊtɪdʒ/
noun
1.
a quantity of goods missing or lost after storage or shipment
2.
a period of power failure, machine stoppage, etc
n.

“period or condition in which electrical power is disconnected,” 1903, American English; formed from out on model of shortage.

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