Definition of Blackout

1. Noun. A suspension of radio or tv broadcasting.

Generic synonyms: Break, Intermission, Interruption, Pause, Suspension
Derivative terms: Black Out



2. Noun. Darkness resulting from the extinction of lights (as in a city invisible to enemy aircraft).
Exact synonyms: Brownout, Dimout
Category relationships: Aircraft
Generic synonyms: Dark, Darkness
Derivative terms: Black Out

3. Noun. The failure of electric power for a general region.
Generic synonyms: Power Failure, Power Outage
Derivative terms: Black Out

4. Noun. A momentary loss of consciousness.
Generic synonyms: Unconsciousness
Derivative terms: Black Out

5. Noun. Partial or total loss of memory. "He has a total blackout for events of the evening"

Definition of Blackout

1. Noun. Temporary loss of consciousness or memory. ¹

2. Noun. A large-scale power failure, and resulting loss of electricity to consumers. ¹

3. Noun. The mandatory blocking of all light emanating from buildings as imposed during World War II. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Blackout

1. a power failure [n -S]

Medical Definition of Blackout

1. 1. Temporary loss of consciousness due to decreased blood flow to the brain. 2. Momentary loss of consciousness as an absence. 3. Temporary loss of vision, without alteration of consciousness, due to positive (normal) g (gravity) forces; caused by temporary decreased blood flow in the central retinal artery, and seen mostly in aviators. 4. A transient episode that occurs during a state of intense intoxication (alcoholic blackout) for which the person has no recall, although not unconscious (as observed by others). (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Blackout

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blackmoor
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blackness
blacknesses
blackout (current term)
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Literary usage of Blackout

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1. Saving Electricity in a Hurry: Dealing with Temporary Shortfalls in ...by Publishing Oecd Publishing, Agence internationale de l'énergie, International Energy Agency by Publishing Oecd Publishing, Agence internationale de l'énergie, International Energy Agency (2005)
"The crisis ended, but the long-term problem of electricity demand rising faster than new capacity continues. Ontario Recovers from a blackout Summary of ..."

2. Forest and Conservation Nursery Associations: 1994 National Proceedings by Thomas D. Landis (1996)
"Although this root growth phenomenon was not observed in this experiment, the shorter heights and consequently, smaller shoot weights for blackout treated ..."

3. Alley Scatting: Poems by Sharon F. McDermott (2005)
"... blackout When trees crashed down all over Bloomfield— shallow-rooted firs, sixty-year old elms—they took the wires with them (tangle of asps. ..."

4. Answers to Key Questions About Private Pension Plans edited by Barbara J. Bovbjerg (2002)
"Q. What is the difference between a plan freeze and a plan blackout? A plan freeze occurs when a plan sponsor amends its plan to cease participants' benefit ..."

5. Saving Electricity in a Hurry: Dealing with Temporary Shortfalls in ...by Publishing Oecd Publishing, Agence internationale de l'énergie, International Energy Agency by Publishing Oecd Publishing, Agence internationale de l'énergie, International Energy Agency (2005)
"The crisis ended, but the long-term problem of electricity demand rising faster than new capacity continues. Ontario Recovers from a blackout Summary of ..."

6. Forest and Conservation Nursery Associations: 1994 National Proceedings by Thomas D. Landis (1996)
"Although this root growth phenomenon was not observed in this experiment, the shorter heights and consequently, smaller shoot weights for blackout treated ..."

7. Alley Scatting: Poems by Sharon F. McDermott (2005)
"... blackout When trees crashed down all over Bloomfield— shallow-rooted firs, sixty-year old elms—they took the wires with them (tangle of asps. ..."

8. Answers to Key Questions About Private Pension Plans edited by Barbara J. Bovbjerg (2002)
"Q. What is the difference between a plan freeze and a plan blackout? A plan freeze occurs when a plan sponsor amends its plan to cease participants' benefit ..."

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