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Blackout vs. Whiteout

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Blackoutnoun

A temporary loss of consciousness.

Whiteoutnoun

A heavy snowstorm; a blizzard.

Blackoutnoun

A temporary loss of memory.

Whiteoutnoun

Any weather condition in which visibility and contrast are severely reduced by snow or sand causing the horizon and physical features of the terrain to disappear.

Blackoutnoun

An instance of censorship, especially a temporary one.

‘the 2012 English Wikipedia blackout’;

Whiteoutnoun

Correction fluid (from the brand name Wite-Out).

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Blackoutnoun

A large-scale power failure, and resulting loss of electricity to consumers.

Whiteoutnoun

A sporting event where all in attendance are urged to wear white apparel.

Blackoutnoun

(historical) The mandatory blocking of all light emanating from buildings as imposed during World War II.

Whiteoutnoun

(computing) The simulated erasure of a file, etc. on a read-only volume.

Blackoutnoun

a suspension of radio or tv broadcasting.

Whiteoutnoun

The suppression of a story by the media, analogously to deleting information with correction fluid.

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Blackoutnoun

any darkness resulting from the extinction of lights.

Whiteoutnoun

The silencing of voices and perspectives other than those of white men.

Blackoutnoun

the failure of electric power for a general region sufficient to extinguish all normal lighting.

Whiteoutnoun

an arctic atmospheric condition with clouds over snow produce a uniform whiteness and objects are difficult to see; occurs when the light reflected off the snow equals the light coming through the clouds

Blackoutnoun

a momentary loss of consciousness.

Blackoutnoun

partial or total loss of memory.

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Blackoutnoun

a period during which artificial lighting is forbidden, as in a city as a precaution against an air raid.

Blackoutnoun

the darkening of all stage lights, as at then end of a performance or between acts.

Blackoutnoun

suppression of information distribution; as, there was a blackout on news from the military for the first day of the Gulf War.

Blackoutnoun

the prohibition of the broadcasting of a sports event, such as a boxing match or football game, sometimes confined to one particular area. It is usually done to encourage sales of tickets to the event.

Blackoutnoun

a suspension of radio or tv broadcasting

Blackoutnoun

darkness resulting from the extinction of lights (as in a city invisible to enemy aircraft)

Blackoutnoun

the failure of electric power for a general region

Blackoutnoun

a momentary loss of consciousness

Blackoutnoun

partial or total loss of memory;

‘he has a total blackout for events of the evening’;

Blackoutnoun

a period when all lights must be turned out or covered to prevent them being seen by the enemy during an air raid

‘she peered out through the blackout curtains’; ‘people found it difficult to travel in the blackout’;

Blackoutnoun

dark curtains put up in windows to cover lights during an air raid.

Blackoutnoun

a failure of an electrical power supply

‘due to a power blackout their hotel was in total darkness’;

Blackoutnoun

a moment in the theatre when the lights on stage are suddenly dimmed.

Blackoutnoun

a suppression of information, especially one imposed on the media by government

‘the total information blackout on the series of meetings’;

Blackoutnoun

a temporary loss of consciousness

‘she was suffering from blackouts’;

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