Definitions for outageˈaʊ tɪdʒ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

out•ageˈaʊ tɪdʒ(n.)

  1. an interruption or failure in the supply of power, esp. electricity. the period during which power is lost.

    Category: Electricity and Magnetism

  2. a stoppage in the functioning of a machine due to a power failure.

  3. the quantity of goods missing from a shipment.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. outage(noun)

    the amount of something (as whiskey or oil) lost in storage or transportation

  2. outage(noun)

    a temporary suspension of operation (as of computers)

    "there will be a network outage from 8 to 10 a.m."

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. outage(noun)ˈaʊ tɪdʒ

    a time when a service, for example electricity or phone, is unavailable

    a power outage lasting several hours


  1. outage(Noun)

    A temporary suspension of operation, especially of electrical power supply

  2. outage(Noun)

    The amount of something lost in storage or transportation

  3. Origin: modelled on shortage (out + -age)

Translations for outage

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


blackout; a period of a general power failure.

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