brownout definition

  • noun:
    • A reduction or cutback in energy, specially due to a shortage, a mechanical failure, or overuse by customers.
    • A period of reasonable alternating electric current range current
    • Temporary dimming of vision, frequently with a brown hue and followed by losing peripheral sight or tunnel eyesight.
    • darkness caused by the extinction of lights (such as a city invisible to adversary aircraft).
    • a partial decrease in the quantity of energy open to consumers in a region, particularly by reduced total of current or discerning cutoff of certain consumers; -- it happens like during the summer once the need for electrical energy for air-conditioning surpasses the offer, or when capacity to specific consumers is cut off by a severe violent storm. Its contrasted with blackout, the total reduced electric power in an area.
    • darkness resulting from the extinction of lights (as in a city invisible to opponent aircraft)

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