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brownout

Informatics
A slowdown or lapse in the processing of information on an intranet or the Web, which is linked to software errors, excessive traffic on transmission lines and overload or frank failure of Web servers.
 
Medspeak
See Physician brownout.

Public health
The intentional drop in voltage supplied by a power company to a regional electrical grid imposed to prevent a blackout, which may result in flickering of lights and other electrical devices. Most hospitals have backup power supplies that automatically start up when power is lost.
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Danao said he believed the rotating brownouts are to blame for the spike in crimes.
Milan, at a forum with Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and other city officials, said that had the SPI facility been operating, "we might no longer experience brownouts during off-peak hours.
Commenting on the brownout and blackout protection features of his products, Kenneth Winters, President of Liam, Inc.
With all these COCs, PAOs being approved, in your forecast sufficient na ba ito para hindi tayo magkaroon ng brownout this coming March, April?
The ZAMSURECO-2 is implementing a five-hour brownout per substation while the Sultan Kudarat Electric Cooperative is implementing a five-hour brownout per feeder.
Don't make the mistake of believing that brownouts are unique to rural areas.
By Moh I Sduddin/Manila In contrast to previous rotational brownout, power outages in Mindanao have worsened with daily brownout durations of eight to nine hours, particularly in Kidapawan City and North Cotabato province.
Can someone at Electricity and Water Authority please check our problem with the brownout in our area?
The brownouts are designed to help close a $39 million deficit in the LAFD's $521 million budget.
In 2003, the Army classed brownouts as a major safety hazard, particularly for Chinook cargo and Black Hawk utility helicopters.
For example, the New York ADI covers three states--New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey--but the ABC network's flagship station, WABC, not only reaches 50,000 listeners in each of those states, it also reaches 50,000 listeners to trigger BCRA's brownouts in Rhode Island.
Connecticut's Department of Public Utility Control (DPUC) is calling for immediate measures to reduce the long-term risk of costly blackouts or brownouts in the state and to reduce the short-term risk of federally mandated rate hikes.