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  • nouninterruption of service
  • nounsuspension of operation

synonyms for outage

  • blackout
  • brownout
  • disruption
  • interruption
  • dimout
  • disconnection
  • electrical failure
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Only about 12 customers were affected by the gas outage, he said.
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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.
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Authorities have used the outages to reduce or prevent unrest — or to hide it from public view.
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If it’s solely WiFi connected, it won’t work during an outage.
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Downdetector, which tracks reports of outages, showed widespread issues with Verizon, Google, Zoom, YouTube, Slack, Amazon Web Services and others Tuesday just before noon.
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Finding the right hard drive will save you a lot of headache—an unexpected crash or power outage isn’t nearly as devastating when you know you can replace files or data with a single USB plug-in—and offer an extra layer of security.
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The snakes are also known to climb power poles and cause electrical outages.
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The company’s stock dropped sharply in September 2019 after it admitted paying $8 million in credits to customers hurt by outages in the second quarter of that year.
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The US has more power outages than any other developed country.
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We also needed to set up redundant power sources to withstand outages and designate a security perimeter to prevent damage to and disruption of the stored frozen contents.
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