Blackout
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Blackout

The disconnection of the source of electricity from all the electrical loads in a certain geographical area brought about by an emergency forced outage or other fault in the generation, transmission, or distribution system serving the area.

Blackout

The disabling of electronic equipment by means of nuclear explosion. The intense electromagnetic energy by a nuclear explosion obscures signals and renders many types of radar and other types of electronic equipment useless for minutes or longer.

Blackout

A term used to describe the non-broadcast of a live event (i.e. sports, cultural) usually imposed by the sponsor(s) of the event.

Blackout

A power loss affecting many electricity consumers over a large geographical area for a significant period of time.

Blackout

A power loss affecting many electricity consumers over a large geographical area for a significant period of time.

Blackout

A prolonged period of fading of radio communications that occurs naturally in the polar regions.

An arctic blackout may last for days during periods of intense auroral activity.

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Blackout has been defined 6 different ways in documents like Reclamation Glossary, Ballistic Missile Defense, Glossary of Frequently Used Terms, and 3 more.

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