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Meaning & Definition of Blackout in English

English

Blackout

/blækaʊt/

noun

1. A suspension of radio or tv broadcasting

    synonym:
  • blackout

2. Darkness resulting from the extinction of lights (as in a city invisible to enemy aircraft)

    synonym:
  • blackout
  • ,
  • brownout
  • ,
  • dimout

3. The failure of electric power for a general region

    synonym:
  • blackout

4. A momentary loss of consciousness

    synonym:
  • blackout

5. Partial or total loss of memory

  • "He has a total blackout for events of the evening"
    synonym:
  • amnesia
  • ,
  • memory loss
  • ,
  • blackout

Examples of using

The Minister of energy will refer to yesterday's blackout.
Every hospital has a back-up electric generator in case of blackout.