blackout

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noncommunication

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power cut

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a temporary loss of consciousness

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a suspension of radio or tv broadcasting

darkness resulting from the extinction of lights (as in a city invisible to enemy aircraft)

the failure of electric power for a general region

a momentary loss of consciousness

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Yet accounts on the social network Twitter suggested that the black-outs lasted much longer outside Caracas.
It was the prosecution case that McLaughlin continued to drive despite knowing she suffered from no-warning black-outs.
This lack of payment has brought the nation's largest and most profitable public company to its knees and may consequently lead to a breakdown in the oil supply chain which will result in increased black-outs and loadshedding across the country.
The Board would lead and supervise government strategy for coping with a massive radiation blast from the Sun that could trigger black-outs, knock out one in ten satellites, and disrupt aircraft and shipping navigation.
Reliable and quality power supply affects both throughput and safety; therefore avoiding black-outs and power disturbances are of substantial value to any process plant.
CEO of SEC Ali bin Salih Al-Barrak said that the contracts are aimed at meeting growing demand for electricity across the network - growing at around nine percent per year - and would reduce power black-outs during peak demand periods.
The Government hopes the reforms will deliver on cutting greenhouse gas emissions to tackle climate change, reduce consumer exposure to volatile gas prices and imports and lower the risk of black-outs as ageing power stations go offline.
Users of these new models will be protected from the damaging effects of black-outs, brown-outs and transient power surges while supporting the move towards 'green energy savings' with a built-in eco-mode function that automatically shuts off unused computer accessories like printers or multi-media speakers.
But total black-outs are, it turns out, soon alleviated by pin-pricks of stars and planets overhead as Max introduces us to the wonders of the universe, and by illuminated scenes of the single dad's private life.
Fletcher suffered black-outs, acute headaches and a fading memory, but said he was "quite well at the moment".
Iraq flares 1,000 MCF/day of gas at its oilfields -- energy it needs to harness to generate electricity in a country suffering from chronic power black-outs more than seven years after the US-led invasion of the country.
China's flood of new office towers, shopping malls, hotels and apartment complexes are straining power generation in cities, where demand exceeds supply forcing the government to order rolling black-outs during the summer.
Summary: Johannesburg, June 13, 2010, SPA -- FIFA said Sunday it would help Middle Eastern television network al-Jazeera track down the cause of black-outs in its broadcast of the World Cup&'s opening match in South Africa, according to dpa.
For years, Turkey has been suffering from an energy crisis, with black-outs affecting the major cities and the rural areas.
Some councils have favoured street-lighting black-outs after midnight, so why does the Senedd illuminate the sky every night?