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Definition 1: a momentary loss of consciousness - [noun denoting cognition]

(blackout is a kind of ...) a state lacking normal awareness of the self or environment

Definition 2: partial or total loss of memory - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where blackout or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he has a total blackout for events of the evening

Synonyms for blackout in the sense of this definition

(blackout is a kind of ...) the state of a person's cognitive processes

(... is a kind of blackout ) loss of memory for events immediately following a trauma; sometimes in effect for events during and for a long time following the trauma

(... is a kind of blackout ) loss of memory for events immediately preceding a trauma

(... is a kind of blackout ) tendency to forget

(... is a kind of blackout ) amnesia about particular events that is very convenient for the person who cannot remember

"why do politicians always develop selective amnesia when questioned about their transgressions?"

(... is a kind of blackout ) memory disorder seen in middle aged and elderly persons; characterized by an episode of amnesia and bewilderment that lasts for several hours; person is otherwise alert and intellectually active

Definition 3: the failure of electric power for a general region - [noun denoting event]

(blackout is a kind of ...) equipment failure resulting when the supply of power fails

"the ice storm caused a power outage"

Definition 4: darkness resulting from the extinction of lights (as in a city invisible to enemy aircraft) - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for blackout in the sense of this definition

(blackout is a kind of ...) absence of light or illumination

(blackout belongs to category ...) a vehicle that can fly

Definition 5: a suspension of radio or tv broadcasting - [noun denoting time]

(blackout is a kind of ...) a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something

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