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Definition of the noun power failure

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  1. equipment failure resulting when the supply of power fails
    • lexical domain: Natural Events - nouns denoting natural events
    • synonym of power failure: power outage
    • more generic terms: breakdown / equipment failure = a cessation of normal operation
    • more specific words:
      • blackout = the failure of electric power for a general region
      • flame-out = the failure of a jet engine caused by an interruption of the fuel supply or by faulty combustion


  1. "Power Failure" is a composition.
  2. "Power Failure" is a musical EP of Solvent vs. Lowfish, Solvent, Lowfish.
    • released on (11 years ago)


"Power Failure" is a book by Albert Borgmann.

  • also known as "Power Failure: Christianity in the Culture of Technology"
  • subjects: General Studies, Religion, Philosophy of religion, Technology, Christianity

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Google previewCybersecurity Lexicon (2016)

by Luis Ayala

Low battery and an AC power failure or generator failure is a major alarm. A low battery and AC power failure and backup generator failure is a critical alarm. failure control: Methodology used to detect imminent hardware or software failure ...

Google previewThe Information Security Dictionary (2006)

Defining the Terms that Define Security for E-Business, Internet, Information and Wireless Technology by Urs E. Gattiker

Several days after the August 14,2003 power failure and massive outage in New York and Toronto it was still unclear what might have caused it. One theory on the Northeast blackout attributes what started the cascade effect to human failure ...

Google previewPatrick-Turner's Industrial Automation Dictionary (1996)

by Clarence T. Jones, S. Percy Jones

power failure: Loss of power to a system or device,- normally caused accidentally or resulting from interruption ...

Google previewWebster's New World Telecom Dictionary (2007)

by Ray Horak

power failure cut-through See power failure transfer. power failure transfer ...

Google previewDictionary of Environment and Ecology (2009)

Over 7,000 Terms Clearly Defined by Peter Collin

Also called power line -powered-powered suffix operated by a particular type of energy a wind-powered pump power failure power failure noun a loss of electrical power supply power generation power generation noun the production of ...

Google previewDictionary of Architectural and Building Technology (2004)

by Henry J. Cowan, Peter R. Smith, W. K. Chow

emergency power The power that is available within ten seconds of a normal power failure to operate emergency lighting or part of the normal lighting.

Google previewDictionary of Information Technology (2007)

by Ramesh Bangia

For example, a disk drive can be built to automatically park the reads when power failure fails. Although this does not correct the problem; it minimizes destruction. failback In a cluster network system (one with two or more interconnected ...

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