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blackout definition

  • noun:
    • A cutoff of electrical energy, specially because of a shortage, a mechanical failure, or overuse by consumers.
    • The concealment or extinguishment of lights that could be visually noticeable to adversary plane during an air raid.
    • The sudden extinguishment of stage lights in a theater to indicate the passing of time or to mark the termination of an act or scene.
    • a quick, comic vaudeville skit that ends up with lights down.
    • A temporary losing memory or consciousness.
    • A suppression, as of development, by censorship.
    • Restriction or prohibition of telecasting a sports event in order to ensure violation sales.
    • Temporary reduced awareness or memory.
    • A large-scale power failure, and ensuing loss in electricity to customers.
    • the required blocking of all light coming from buildings as enforced during World War II.
    • a suspension of radio or television broadcasting.
    • any darkness caused by the extinction of lights.
    • the failure of electrical power for a broad area sufficient to extinguish all normal lighting.
    • a momentary reduced consciousness.
    • limited or complete reduced memory.
    • an interval during which synthetic illumination is prohibited, as with a city as a precaution against an air raid.
    • the darkening of most stage lights, since at then end of a performance or between functions.
    • suppression of information distribution.
    • the prohibition of the broadcasting of a sports event, such as a boxing match or football game, sometimes confined to one particular area. It is usually done to encourage sales of tickets to the event.
    • a momentary losing consciousness
    • the failure of energy for a broad region
    • a suspension of radio or tv broadcasting
    • partial or total lack of memory
    • darkness resulting from the extinction of lights (such as a city hidden to adversary aircraft)
  • verb-intransitive:
    • to experience a temporary reduced awareness, memory, or sight.
  • verb-transitive:
    • to cause to be black colored, particularly a stage, a pc screen, or a city.
    • to impose a blackout on (news or a sports event).
    • to help make (a written text) illegible by making use of a black ink on it; to blot out.
    • to control (a memory).
  • verb:
    • darken completely
    • lose consciousness as a result of an abrupt upheaval, for example
    • obliterate or extinguish
    • suppress by censorship in terms of political explanations
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