blackout vs dimout what difference

what is difference between blackout and dimout


Alternative forms

  • black-out


From the verb phrase black out.


  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈblækaʊt/


blackout (plural blackouts)

  1. A temporary loss of consciousness.
  2. A temporary loss of memory.
    Synonym: pass out
  3. An instance of censorship, especially a temporary one.
  4. A large-scale power failure, and resulting loss of electricity to consumers.
    • “The repairs at the Koeberg Power Station in the Western Cape were on schedule for completion in the third week of May. This follows huge blackouts related to the problems at the power supplier since November. Weekend Argus May 13/14 2006 p.5.
  5. (historical) The mandatory blocking of all light emanating from buildings, as well as outdoor and street lighting, as imposed during World War II.
  6. (attributive) The blocking out of as much light as possible.
    blackout blinds; blackout curtains

Derived terms

  • blackout cake
  • blackout gag
  • blackout lamp


  • French: blackout
  • German: Blackout
  • Portuguese: blecaute


See also

  • brownout
  • whiteout

Further reading

  • blackout on Wikipedia.Wikipedia



From English blackout.


blackout m (plural blackouts)

  1. blackout (clarification of this definition is needed)

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