Blackout

A total, sometimes sudden, extinguishing of the stage lights, often at the end of a scene or act.

blackout

  1. a suspension of radio or tv broadcasting
  2. darkness resulting from the extinction of lights (as in a city invisible to enemy aircraft)
  3. the failure of electric power for a general region
  4. a momentary loss of consciousness
  5. partial or total loss of memory

blackout

(blak´out) temporary loss of vision and momentary unconsciousness due to diminished circulation to the brain and retina. Blackout refers specifically to a condition which sometimes occurs in aviators resulting from increased acceleration, which causes a decrease in blood supply to the brain cells. The term can als...
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blackout

(from the article `Cuba`) In January, Fidel Castro announced an `energy revolution` to end the problem of blackouts and later raised the monthly minimum wage to 225 Cuban ... The massive power blackout of Aug. 14, 2003, which affected the midwestern and northeastern United States and parts of Canada, highlighted the ... [2 ...
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blackout

1. Temporary loss of consciousness due to decreased blood flow to the brain. ... 2. Momentary loss of consciousness as an absence. ... 3. Temporary loss of vision, without alteration of consciousness, due to positive (normal) g (gravity) forces; caused by temporary decreased blood flow in the central retinal artery, and seen mostly in aviators. ......
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blackout

noun a momentary loss of consciousness
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Blackout

[broadcasting] In broadcasting, the term blackout refers to the non-airing of television or radio programming in a certain media market. It is particularly prevalent in the broadcasting of sports events, although other television or radio programs may be blacked out as well. A similar term, known as preemption (or pre-emption), often refers...
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Blackout

[David Bowie song] `Blackout` is a song written and recorded by David Bowie in 1977 for the album `Heroes`. Author Nicholas Pegg described the track as `typical of the darkly exhilarating sonic schizophrenia of the `Heroes` album”, while biographer David Buckley remarked on `a backing verging on industrial`. Regarding its lyrics and subje...
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Blackout

[drug-related amnesia] A blackout is a phenomenon caused by the intake of any substance or medication in which long term memory creation is impaired, therefore causing a complete inability to recall the past. Blackouts can be caused by any substance, but are most frequently associated with GABAergic drugs. Blackouts are frequently described...
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Blackout

[fabric] Blackout refers to a foam-backed, opaque fabric used to black out light. Blackout fabrics are most commonly found in hotel rooms as curtain linings or drapery fabrics, blocking much of the light that would otherwise enter through a window when the curtains are closed. For travelers, third shift workers, and parents of babies, black...
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Blackout

[game show] ==Gameplay== Two teams, consisting of one celebrity and one contestant each, competed with one of the contestants usually being a returning champion. The champion`s position was yellow while the challenger`s was red. The object of the game was to solve word puzzles that consisted of a sentence or short paragraph with four blank ...
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BlackOut

[Heidi Montag song] Category for players of the `Charleston Indians` minor league baseball team, who played in the Eastern League from 1962-1964. ...
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Blackout

[Transformers] Blackout is the name of six fictional characters from the Transformers series. ==Transformers: Generation 1== Blackout was one of a team of two Micromaster Combiners. They came with a Gepard air defense vehicle that could transform to a base. Because Blackout and his partner Spaceshot are regularly pictured together and that ...
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Blackout

[wartime] A blackout during war, or in preparation for an expected war, is the practice of collectively minimizing outdoor light, including upwardly directed (or reflected) light. This was done in the 20th century to prevent crews of enemy aircraft from being able to navigate to their targets simply by sight, for example during the London B...
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Blackout

A blackout is when a person can't remember a period of time even though they were conscious.
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Blackout

A fast shutdown of all lighting to complete darkness.
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Blackout

Lighting term: switching all lights out at once, leaving the stage in complete darkness. See also DBO.
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Blackout

Lighting term: switching all lights out at once, leaving the stage in complete darkness. See also DBO.
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Blackout

The complete interrupting of load to an electric utility customer or group of customers to reduce overall load on the system.
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Blackout

Total loss of power, details ...
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blackout

Type: Term Pronunciation: blak′owt Definitions: 1. Temporary loss of consciousness due to decreased blood flow to the brain. 2. Momentary loss of consciousness, as in absence. 3. Temporary loss of vision, without alteration of consciousness, due to positive g (gravity) forces; caused by temporary decreased blood flow in the central retinal ar...
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blackout

when a regional network TV affiliate is forbidden from showing a local game because it is not sold out.
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Blackout

When a regional network TV affiliate is forbidden from showing a local game because it is not sold o
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blackout

[n] - a suspension of radio or tv broadcasting 2. [n] - darkness resulting from the extinction of lights (as in a city invisible to enemy aircraft) 3. [n] - the failure of electric power for a general region 4. [n] - a momentary loss of consciousness
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blackout

• A fade-out of radio communications due to environmental factors such as ionospheric disturbances or a plasma sheath surrounding a reentry vehicle. • REENTRY PHYSICS AND TERMINOLOGY • A condition in which vision is temporarily obscured by blackness, accompanied by a...
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