blackout

Definition of blackout

n.1.a suspension of radio or tv broadcasting.
2.any darkness resulting from the extinction of lights.
3.the failure of electric power for a general region sufficient to extinguish all normal lighting.
4.a momentary loss of consciousness.
5.partial or total loss of memory.
6.a period during which artificial lighting is forbidden, as in a city as a precaution against an air raid.
7.(Theater) the darkening of all stage lights, as at then end of a performance or between acts.
8.suppression of information distribution; as, there was a blackout on news from the military for the first day of the Gulf War.
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.

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