power outage

Definitions

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

In literature:

Then the suspicion strikes me that NYNEX must have heard of the September 17 AT&T power-outage which crashed New York City.
"Hacker Crackdown" by Bruce Sterling
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In news:

Despite massive power outages and billions of dollars in damages, investors think Sandy may help some companies.
Angels deal Rangers a power outage.
Jonathon Brandmeier and the turkey that caused a power outage.
Another bad day for Baltimore's infrastructure: Two more water main breaks and a power outage.
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Survival Tips In A Power Outage: Ways to Extend Your Battery Life and Keep Your Phone Charged in a Power Outage.
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5 ways to keep your phone charged in a power outage.
Hurricane Sandy has caused widespread damage, power outages and fuel shortages in the greater New York area.
Gas Rationing Begins in New York As Power Outages Abate .
Gas rationing begins in New York as power outages abate .
Morning power outage affected 5,000 customers in north Boulder.
Large power outage affecting Montara, Moss Beach.
Power outage affecting central Pueblo.
FirstEnergy has pledged improvements after receiving strong criticism for its response to power outages in the city in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
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In science:

One can monitor the relative power on an hourly basis and look for sudden outages or other short-term anomalies in reactor operations.
Monitoring the Thermal Power of Nuclear Reactors with a Prototype Cubic Meter Antineutrino Detector
The fi rst (coarser) level is about power allocation between frames, and has the probability of outage as a cost/reward function.
Jamming in Fixed-Rate Wireless Systems with Power Constraints - Part I: Fast Fading Channels
If it decides to transmit, it needs to spend as little power as possible (the transmitter will be able to use the saved power for achieving reliable communication over another set of frames, and thus to decrease the probability of outage).
Jamming in Fixed-Rate Wireless Systems with Power Constraints - Part I: Fast Fading Channels
Theorem 4: Under the minimax scenario it is optimal for the transmitter to transmit over a maximum number of frames, with the same power PM that minimizes the probability of outage.
Jamming in Fixed-Rate Wireless Systems with Power Constraints - Part I: Fast Fading Channels
Figure 5 shows how the outage probability varies with the rate R, for fixed power constraints P = 30 and J = 10.
Jamming in Fixed-Rate Wireless Systems with Power Constraints - Part I: Fast Fading Channels
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