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outage

[ou-tij] /ˈaʊ tɪdʒ/
noun
1.
an interruption or failure in the supply of power, especially electricity.
2.
the period during which power is lost:
a two-hour outage on the East Coast.
3.
a stoppage in the functioning of a machine or mechanism due to a failure in the supply of power or electricity.
4.
the quantity of goods lost or lacking from a shipment.
Compare innage (def 1).
5.
Aeronautics. the amount of fuel used during a flight.
Compare innage (def 2).
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05, Americanism; out + -age
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British Dictionary definitions for outages

outage

/ˈaʊtɪdʒ/
noun
1.
a quantity of goods missing or lost after storage or shipment
2.
a period of power failure, machine stoppage, etc
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Word Origin and History for outages

outage

n.

"period or condition in which electrical power is disconnected," 1903, American English; formed from out on model of shortage.

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