blackout

Definitions

General English

General Science

  • noun a complete loss of electrical power

Electronics

  • A complete loss of AC power arriving from a power line. Also called power blackout.
  • A complete loss of a radio signal, or of radio wave propagation. Also called radio blackout.

Information & Library Science

  • noun the withholding of news or information about a subject, especially by official sources

Medical

  • noun a sudden loss of consciousness

Military

  • noun measures designed to ensure that no lights are showing after dark

Travel

  • noun a day, usually a public holiday, when cheaper fares are not available on flights
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