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noun as in interruption of service

noun as in suspension of operation

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Only about 12 customers were affected by the gas outage, he said.

The tactic has been taken up with zeal—and to far greater success—by other repressive regimes since, says Doug Madory, director of Internet analysis at IT network observatory Kentik, who has been studying such outages for years.

From Fortune

Authorities have used the outages to reduce or prevent unrest — or to hide it from public view.

From Axios

If it’s solely WiFi connected, it won’t work during an outage.

Downdetector, which tracks reports of outages, showed widespread issues with Verizon, Google, Zoom, YouTube, Slack, Amazon Web Services and others Tuesday just before noon.

But the outage has raised the question of what that proportional response would look like, and whether it would be legal.

We know that a transformer fire often leads to a power outage.

See the funniest tweets about the outage from news junkies, pundits, Times reporters, and more.

The length of this outage is not yet determined, but we hope it will be at most until tomorrow morning.

A few beats later, Tunku articulated this widespread anxiety: “Did Chinese hackers trigger the outage?”


On this page you'll find 11 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to outage, such as: blackout, brownout, disruption, interruption, dimout, and disconnection.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.