outage

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n outage a temporary suspension of operation (as of computers) "there will be a network outage from 8 to 10 a.m."
    • n outage the amount of something (as whiskey or oil) lost in storage or transportation
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n outage In electricity, the failure of an arc-lamp, in a series arc-circuit, to start when current is sent into the circuit.
    • n outage A charge made by the State of Maryland for the labor of handling tobacco inspected for export.
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Usage

In literature:

Losses of service, known as "outages" in the telco trade, are a known and accepted hazard of the telephone business.
"Hacker Crackdown" by Bruce Sterling
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In news:

As someone who's suffered through both multi-day power outages and home damage, I feel for anyone who was in the hurricane's path.
Where are the power outages.
Winds, snow, power outages expected to be major impact in locally.
Second power outage hits South Kitsap.
A second power outage in two days hit South Kitsap residents Thursday afternoon, shutting down power to about 4,500 customers, according to Puget Sound Energy.
Amanda Brown/For the Star-Ledger New Jersey was hit with an early snowstorm, leading to many downed trees and power outages.
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories ( SEL ) started disaster relief efforts by offering hurricane victims a 30% product discount and accelerated delivery on products and technical support purchased for power outages.
Most of the outages were in the south Sherwood Forest area.
Entergy says the outage happened because an equipment failure that knocked out power to a substation.
Shoring up gas reserves to avoid outages.
An out-of-order elevator inside Orleans Parish Prison was responsible for a power outage that left the facility in the dark for hours on Monday, a City Hall spokesman said.
At 'Don Giovanni' and other performances, storm's power outages are a showstopper.
At 'Don Giovanni' and other performances, storm's power outages are a showstopper .
The remnants of Superstorm Sandy are being felt here in Michigan and power outages and school closings are being reported across the state.
This summer millions of businesses across the country were forced to close their doors in the aftermath of power outages, approaching wildfires, and flooding caused by tropical storms.
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In science:

Errors occur due to outages and a success probability function is related to each link, which can be controlled by power and rate allocation.
Stability and Distributed Power Control in MANETs with Outages and Retransmissions
In the model does not consider queueing aspects and a NUM problem with rate-outage constraints per link is approximately solved.
Stability and Distributed Power Control in MANETs with Outages and Retransmissions
Furthermore, in a single hop ad-hoc network with outages is considered where a solution for joint admission control, rate and power allocation is derived based on a stochastic game formulation.
Stability and Distributed Power Control in MANETs with Outages and Retransmissions
Examples of such success probability functions for flat bloc k-fading channels can be found using the outage probability definition .
Stability and Distributed Power Control in MANETs with Outages and Retransmissions
The splitting of the network due to transmission line outages usually leads to an imbalance between load and generation within the separated subsystems.
Reliability Analysis of Electric Power Systems Using an Object-oriented Hybrid Modeling Approach
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