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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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Brownout clouds start up to 100 feet above the ground for the heaviest helicopters with the greatest rotor downwash.
47) In six states, however, individual parties held state conventions that lasted more than one day, thus altering the pre-primary brownout period from a simple thirty-day period to a period of thirty-one to thirty-two days, and in each of those six states, only one of the two parties had a multi-day caucus or convention.
That would have allowed at least a one-month delay in the brownouts.
If this type of program didn't exist, it's possible on particularly bad days that you could have involuntary brownouts,'' said ISO spokeswoman Tracy Fairchild.
Thursday's e-mail brownout was triggered by the installation of new computer hardware to increase AOL's capacity.
Uninterruptible power supply (UPS) units contain rechargeable batteries that store just enough electricity to allow the user enough time, in the event of a blackout or brownout, to properly save data in memory and safely turn off the machine.
Talk of electrical brownouts was on everyone's lips at the 41st annual conference of the Western Home Furnishings Association, held here last week.
But skyrocketing energy prices and rolling brownouts in California tell another story.
Eustis because it marked the first time the radar was flown in brownout conditions, where the UH-60 successfully negotiated takeoffs, landings, and en-route travel using the system.
Unlike a blackout, where a failure in the electrical grid causes complete power loss to a service area, a brownout is a temporary drop in voltage.
As part of the cuts, the city has developed a rotating brownout of fire services, reducing the department's forces by 87 firefighters each day, but rotating it around the city.
Load curtailment in ZAMSURECO II s franchise area has resulted in rotating brownouts averaging 12 hours per day, said A Brown, The load curtailment was caused by the reduction of power generation capacities in the Mindanao grid by the National Power Corporation-Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp.