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Blackout

1. A situation in which local television and radio stations do not broadcast a live sports match or similar event. A blackout is most common when a company wishes to increase ticket sales for the event. The blackout may be canceled if the event sells all tickets a certain number of days before.

2. See: Blackout period.
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As the long hot summer progresses, the black-outs are bound to increase, making life harder and less productive.
He said Mrs Brain and her husband had struggled to shake off symptoms of vomiting, headaches and black-outs over a two-year period.
Typically headed by the camp director, this is a team of people who plan and initiate the camp's response to both external threats like forest fires and electrical black-outs, and internal threats such as a lost camper or severe weather plan.
Such devices, in turn, could spawn such payoffs as electric-transmission grids less vulnerable to power loss and black-outs, military radar with longer ranges and higher precision, and electric vehicles with improved performance, as compared with current versions.
It causes a problem with the blood supply to the body which stops the heart and causes black-outs and fainting.
He believes large-scale investment in high-voltage power lines is not the answer to the recent black-outs that deprived certain European countries of electricity.
Another 3,000 homes in EAST YORKSHIRE suffered black-outs.
He has been suffering from black-outs for more than a year but until last week, he did not know why.
Memory loss and black-outs may occur in adolescents who drink.
Frequent power black-outs has been the norm for years.
In the middle of black-outs, Eskom CEO, Tshediso Matona, said that the aim for the load shedding was to fill the pumped storage dams and diesel tanks and undertake essential maintenance.
The installation of a static var compensator (SVC) will provide reactive power support to mitigate voltage instabilities and help prevent black-outs.