outage

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noun out·age \ ˈau̇-tij \

Definition of outage

1 :a quantity or bulk of something lost in transportation or storage
2 a :a failure or interruption in use or functioning
b :a period of interruption especially of electric current

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First Known Use of outage

1851

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OUTAGE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of outage for English Language Learners

  • : a period of time when there is no electricity in a building or area



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