Definition of Outage

1. Noun. The amount of something (as whiskey or oil) lost in storage or transportation.

Generic synonyms: Indefinite Quantity



2. Noun. A temporary suspension of operation (as of computers). "There will be a network outage from 8 to 10 a.m."

Definition of Outage

1. Noun. A temporary suspension of operation, especially of electrical power supply ¹

2. Noun. The amount of something lost in storage or transportation ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Outage

1. a failure or interruption in use or functioning [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Outage

out to lunch
out with it
outa
outachieve
outachieved
outachieves
outachieving
outact
outacted
outacting
outacts
outadd
outadded
outadding
outadds
outage (current term)
outages
outargue
outargued
outargues
outarguing
outasight
outask
outasked
outasking
outasks
outate
outbabble
outbabbled
outbabbles

Literary usage of Outage

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1. Federal Power: Implications of Reduced Maintenance and Repairs of Federal by Peg Reese (1999)
"From 1993 through 1997, the hydropower units of the Bureau were in outage status an average of 16.7 percent of the time, and the Corps' units were in outage ..."

2. Occupational Exposure Management at Nuclear Power Plants: Fourth ISOE by European Commission, European Technical Centre (2005)
"... CEPN has performed an in depth statistical analysis in order to reveal the respective influence of factors explaining outage doses dispersion in France, ..."

3. Handbook of Casinghead Gas by Henry Palmer Westcott (1922)
"TANK CAR outage TABLE* outage Expressed in Gallons CAPACITY OP CAR Prevention of Fires and Explosions from Blowing Safety Valves—Many disastrous fires and ..."

4. The Technical Examination of Crude Petroleum, Petroleum Products and Natural by William Allen Hamor, Fred Warde Padgett (1920)
"Minimum outage Requirements.—Not less than 2 per cent, ... An outage of 2 per cent, is frequently insufficient for light petroleum products, ..."

5. The Technical Examination of Crude Petroleum, Petroleum Products and Natural by William Allen Hamor, Fred Warde Padgett (1920)
"Minimum outage Requirements.—Not less than 2 per cent, ... An outage of 2 per cent, is frequently insufficient for light petroleum products, ..."

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