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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

blackout \blackout\ n.

1. a suspension of radio or tv broadcasting. [WordNet 1.5]

2. any darkness resulting from the extinction of lights. [WordNet 1.5]

3. the failure of electric power for a general region sufficient to extinguish all normal lighting.

Syn: brownout, dimout. [WordNet 1.5]

4. a momentary loss of consciousness. [WordNet 1.5]

5. partial or total loss of memory. he has a total blackout for events of the evening

Syn: amnesia, memory loss. [WordNet 1.5]

6. a period during which artificial lighting is forbidden, as in a city as a precaution against an air raid. [PJC]

7. (Theater) the darkening of all stage lights, as at then end of a performance or between acts. [PJC]

8. suppression of information distribution; as, there was a blackout on news from the military for the first day of the Gulf War. [PJC]

9. the prohibition of the broadcasting of a sports event, such as a boxing match or football game, sometimes confined to one particular area. It is usually done to encourage sales of tickets to the event. [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

blackout

noun

1: a suspension of radio or tv broadcasting

2: darkness resulting from the extinction of lights (as in a city invisible to enemy aircraft) [syn: {blackout}, {brownout}, {dimout}]

3: the failure of electric power for a general region

4: a momentary loss of consciousness

5: partial or total loss of memory; "he has a total blackout for events of the evening" [syn: {amnesia}, {memory loss}, {blackout}]


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