American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A quantity or portion of something lacking after delivery or storage.
- n. A temporary suspension of operation, especially of electric power.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In electricity, the failure of an arc-lamp, in a series arc-circuit, to start when current is sent into the circuit.
- n. A charge made by the State of Maryland for the labor of handling tobacco inspected for export.
- n. A temporary suspension of operation, especially of electrical power supply
- n. The amount of something lost in storage or transportation
- n. a temporary suspension of operation (as of computers)
- n. the amount of something (as whiskey or oil) lost in storage or transportation
- From out + -age, on the model of shortage. (Wiktionary)
“Keepign servers up during a two+ hour outage is another.”
“Site down eh … look fopward to the changes – any idea how long the outage is going to be?”
“I guarantee you that the SRO and the plant management and the NRC and the BPA think a fire that causes an outage is both harm and foul.”
“If one has their Blackberry blessed, and soon thereafter curses it due to a service outage, is the blessing still valid?”
“Collateral effects of a longer-term outage [such as would almost certainly result from a massive space weather event] would likely include, for example, disruption of the transportation, communication, banking, and finance systems, and government services; the breakdown of the distribution of potable water owing to pump failure and the loss of perishable foods and medications because of lack of refrigeration.”
“I know this outage is probably bugging you even more than it is all of us, so I just want to tell you what a great web site you have.”
“After dinner we went to the library in case we still had no power (when you live in the country the absolute pitch black of a nighttime power outage is a little disconcerting with small, squirrely, active children) and then came home to lights and Cheerio Chocolate Chip Cookies.”
“With about two-thirds of the season complete, it's a good time to look at the overall numbers to see if the outage is just a one-year blip or perhaps the beginning of a trend.”
“If the estimated loss to the business of a 4 (or 8) hour outage is greater than three times that figure: Go for a cluster of servers.”
“This outage is giving me ideas for a low-tech decentralized way to do Twitter with RSS and software running on the desktop.”
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