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blackout

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n blackout partial or total loss of memory "he has a total blackout for events of the evening"
    • n blackout a momentary loss of consciousness
    • n blackout the failure of electric power for a general region
    • n blackout darkness resulting from the extinction of lights (as in a city invisible to enemy aircraft)
    • n blackout a suspension of radio or tv broadcasting
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Usage

In literature:

Don't let anybody talk about this; put a blackout on the whole story.
"Time Crime" by H. Beam Piper
That silly blackout he'd had, for a second, there; he must have dropped it.
"Hunter Patrol" by Henry Beam Piper and John J. McGuire
Keegark was dark, on the vision-screen; evidently King Orgzild had invented the blackout, too.
"Ullr Uprising" by Henry Beam Piper
Keegark was dark, on the vision-screen; evidently King Orgzild had invented the blackout, too.
"Uller Uprising" by Henry Beam Piper, John D. Clark and John F. Carr
After that, he maintained a communication blackout.
"The Cosmic Computer" by Henry Beam Piper
The blackout at peak of each warp-shift persisted.
"The Colors of Space" by Marion Zimmer Bradley
Well, he certainly wasn't much of a perceptive, or he would have been able to handle the Blackout himself.
"Vigorish" by Gordon Randall Garrett
Maybe whoever had hit him had disturbed them, and he'd had a sudden blackout.
"Out Like a Light" by Gordon Randall Garrett
But total anaesthesia brought on a mental blackout from which the victim recovered only with effort.
"The Penal Cluster" by Ivar Jorgensen (AKA Randall Garrett)
He was disgusted to see that the lights were hooded for blackout driving.
"A Yankee Flier Over Berlin" by Al Avery
First, as he started up, there was a blurring of vision, then a graying, and then a momentary blackout.
"A Yankee Flier in Italy" by Rutherford G. Montgomery
The blackout had claimed another victim of blind driving.
"A Yankee Flier with the R.A.F." by Rutherford G. Montgomery
The blackout of the world without remained complete, and the speedometer needle still edged over the 150 mark.
"The Brain" by Alexander Blade
Bang, suddenly there's a total blackout on the project.
"Syndrome" by Thomas Hoover
Finally he ordered a total blackout.
"The Samurai Strategy" by Thomas Hoover
Now and then they met an air raid warden and so knew that the time for the test blackout was close at hand.
"Saboteurs on the River" by Mildred A. Wirt
Get up, get up, here comes the blackout again, here it comes, watch it, men, this is it.
"The Five Arrows" by Allan Chase
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In poetry:

We don’t need a torch in the blackout
For your boko is all of a glow
And Father, I know you’re my Daddy
For dear Mother told me it’s so.
"Father Come Home" by Billy Bennett

In news:

Mission Blackout: Electro dance party and Oktoberfest.
Blackout looms over Chargers-Ravens game.
Blackout France provided a variety of equipment including rigging, drapes, and motors for the glittering Laureus World Sports Awards ceremony and after-show party.
About half of college students who drink say they have blackouts.
Blackouts Predict Which Binge-Drinking Students Will End Up In ERs .
Priceville Bulldogs are introduced to fans by head coach Darrell Haynes at "Bulldog Blackout" on Saturday night.
Oakland Raiders get TV blackout extension .
As blackouts linger, Northeasterners try to adjust.
The facial hair blackout on local TV news.
Frequency blackout didn't affect alarm companies, CAA says.
Candlestick blackout seen by PG&E chief firsthand .
In 2012, blackouts, inflation, and credit ratings downgrades plagued India, but next year should bring growth.
Craig Timberg discusses the Syrian Internet blackout.
Woman admitted to 'blackout burglary' of neighbors home.
Blackout At Fourth Annual Anthea & Grant's Summer Ball 2006.
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In science:

Systemic breakdowns (such as large-scale blackouts, bankruptcy cascades, etc.) are often a result of such domino or avalanche effects, and their probability of occurrence as well as their resulting damage are usually underestimated.
Fundamental and Real-World Challenges in Economics
For example, a damaged power grid undergoing a large blackout may still have other stable states in which no blackout would occur, but the perturbed system does not converge to those states.
Controlling Complex Networks with Compensatory Perturbations
These findings have analogues in power grids, where perturbations caused by equipment malfunction or operational errors can lead to large blackouts, but the appropriate shedding of power can substantially reduce subsequent failures [13, 14].
Controlling Complex Networks with Compensatory Perturbations
The approach allows the calculation of conventional reliability indices and the estimation of blackout frequencies.
Reliability Analysis of Electric Power Systems Using an Object-oriented Hybrid Modeling Approach
Furthermore, recent large-area blackouts in North America and Europe demonstrated the potential consequences of inadequate operator response times to contingencies (e.g. ).
Reliability Analysis of Electric Power Systems Using an Object-oriented Hybrid Modeling Approach
This loading level can be characterized by a high frequency of large blackouts predominantly in the range between 104 MWh and 105 MWh.
Reliability Analysis of Electric Power Systems Using an Object-oriented Hybrid Modeling Approach
The logarithmic histograms of figure 6 report the impact of increasing the system loading from L=1.0 to L=1.37 on the absolute frequency of blackouts f (CE ) caused by generation inadequacy (left hand side) and system splitting (right hand side).
Reliability Analysis of Electric Power Systems Using an Object-oriented Hybrid Modeling Approach
System splitting is the predominant cause of the observed blackouts for both loading levels.
Reliability Analysis of Electric Power Systems Using an Object-oriented Hybrid Modeling Approach
Hence, the substantial increase of large blackouts as shown in figure 5 is mainly the result of an increased frequency of line overloads and subsequent system splitting.
Reliability Analysis of Electric Power Systems Using an Object-oriented Hybrid Modeling Approach
The estimated blackout frequencies and the histogram of the different outage causes both with respect to the unserved energy per event are depicted in figure 8.
Reliability Analysis of Electric Power Systems Using an Object-oriented Hybrid Modeling Approach
Figure 8: Left: estimated blackout frequencies for the Swiss system with respect to the unserved energy.
Reliability Analysis of Electric Power Systems Using an Object-oriented Hybrid Modeling Approach
Figure 6: Impact of increasing the system loading from L=1.0 (dashed line) to L=1.37 (continuous line) on the absolute frequencies of blackouts caused by generation inadequacy (left) and system splitting (right).
Reliability Analysis of Electric Power Systems Using an Object-oriented Hybrid Modeling Approach
Figure 9: Blackout prevention due to operator response to line overloads.
Reliability Analysis of Electric Power Systems Using an Object-oriented Hybrid Modeling Approach
As the universe expanded, cooled, and became more dilute, the “rolling blackout” became permanent and the universal nuclear reactor went offline.
Tracking The Baryon Density From The Big Bang To The Present
FUTURE RESEARCH It can be concluded from Figures 8 and 9, that the ‘blackout’ particle-swarm is able to remove a significant amount of energy from the conflict of interest referees.
An Algorithm to Determine Peer-Reviewers
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