outage: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ou'tij), [key]
— n.
  1. an interruption or failure in the supply of power, esp. 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. Cf.(def. 1).
  5. the amount of fuel used during a flight. Cf.(def. 2).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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