outages

outage

[ou-tij]
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:
1900–05, Americanism; out + -age

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outage (ˈaʊtɪdʒ)
 
n
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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outage
"period or condition in which electrical power is disconnected," 1903, Amer.Eng.; formed on model of shortage (see short).
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