power failure

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n power failure equipment failure resulting when the supply of power fails "the ice storm caused a power outage"
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Quotations

  • Og Mandino
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    “Sound character provides the power with which a person may ride the emergencies of life instead of being overwhelmed by them. Failure is... the highway to success.”

Usage

In literature:

When it was merely given as a power to Congress, was there a failure to execute that power?
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden
Aside from the Dardanelles failure, the naval situation at the end of 1915 was such as to give assurance to the Western Powers.
"A History of Sea Power" by William Oliver Stevens and Allan Westcott
Suddenly, however, ensued a total failure of power, yet for the most part the mind remained unclouded.
"Overbeck" by J. Beavington Atkinson
Instantly he recognized the power behind the scenes, and was no longer surprised at his failures.
"The Diamond Coterie" by Lawrence L. Lynch
Nutrition must be in action the time and keep all parts well supplied with power to labor or a failure is sure to appear.
"Philosophy of Osteopathy" by Andrew T. Still
The factory became a financial failure from which the regent had not power to lift it.
"The Tapestry Book" by Helen Churchill Candee
Smarting under the failure of his intrigue, Burr determined to challenge the honest man who stood in his way to power.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 4 of 8" by Various
I'd only worry about you having a power failure or something.
"The Love of Frank Nineteen" by David Carpenter Knight
There is no sign of failure of mental power, of which those accused him who could not answer him.
"James Madison" by Sydney Howard Gay
In the future such blindness and such failure of her powers will alike be regarded as sin.
"The Truth About Woman" by C. Gasquoine Hartley
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In news:

Tuesday afternoon fire, power failure in Pleasanton blamed on bird Wings touch two live wires, causing shorts, fire, overhead transformer failure.
Gulf Gasoline Gains Amid Power Failure at Phillips 66 Refinery.
A power failure at John Wayne Airport delayed five flights for an hour Sunday.
Switchyard equipment may have led to power failure at Illinois reactor.
Power failure jumpstarts city's emergency center.
Electricity out for millions in San Diego, Yuma, Ariz. Southern California hit by major power failure .
TIGARD — A squirrel in the wrong place caused a power failure in Tigard this morning that hit 800 to 900 customers and numerous traffic lights along Oregon 99W between Interstate 5 and Oregon 217.
A power failure forced New York University Medical Center to shut its emergency room and turn away visitors and some patients yesterday, as the hospital staff struggled with limited use of the air-conditioning, computers and other equipment.
An estimated 3.75 million gallons of raw sewage flowed into the Hudson River on Monday afternoon after an electrical power failure here shut down Westchester County's largest pump station, county environmental and health officials said today.
Two July 9 front-page articles on recent power failure s highlight the need for stand-alone energy sources.
Officials at New York Hospital said yesterday that they were still at a loss to explain the exact cause of a 22-minute power failure early Friday that led to the death of a critically ill 40-day-old boy on a respirator.
José Lerma's parables of power failure at CAM Raleigh.
Dale's Daily Data: Big Northeast Power Failure .
Penn Station reopens after big power failure.
The Democrats' failure to pass a budget for four years is an abuse of power, and needs to change.
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In science:

Thus any inconsistency between the reconstructed lensing power spectrum and the measured lensing spectrum indicates the failure of the Poisson equation in GR.
Consistency test of general relativity from large scale structure of the Universe
Another potential failure mode of the system is a temporary interruption of the power supply or ’Brown-out’.
Characterisation of the VELO High Voltage System
Due to the failure in the models with a power-law potential, we should turn to the models with another potential.
Spinor Dark Energy and Cosmological Coincidence Problem
Because many transistors are operated in parallel, the failure of one produces a negligible drop in power output.
RF power generation
Given the prevalence of single node failures in DSS (a user exiting a P2P system, power outage in a single data center in the cloud), coding enables a single node to be repaired as soon as the node failure occurs in order to sustain the desired level of redundancy in the system.
Error Resilience in Distributed Storage via Rank-Metric Codes
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