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outage

[ ou-tij ]
/ ˈaʊ tɪdʒ /
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noun
an interruption or failure in the supply of power, especially electricity.
the period during which power is lost: a two-hour outage on the East Coast.
a stoppage in the functioning of a machine or mechanism due to a failure in the supply of power or electricity.
the quantity of goods lost or lacking from a shipment.Compare innage (def. 1).
Aeronautics. the amount of fuel used during a flight.Compare innage (def. 2).
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Origin of outage

An Americanism dating back to 1900–05; out + -age
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British Dictionary definitions for outage

outage
/ (ˈaʊtɪdʒ) /

noun
a quantity of goods missing or lost after storage or shipment
a period of power failure, machine stoppage, etc
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