Outage vs Interruptions - What's the difference?

outage | interruptions |


As nouns the difference between outage and interruptions

is that outage is a temporary suspension of operation, especially of electrical power supply while interruptions is .

outage

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A temporary suspension of operation, especially of electrical power supply.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-20, volume=408, issue=8845, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Out of the gloom , passage=[Rural solar plant] schemes are of little help to industry or other heavy users of electricity. Nor is solar power yet as cheap as the grid. For all that, the rapid arrival of electric light to Indian villages is long overdue. When the national grid suffers its next huge outage , as it did in July 2012 when hundreds of millions were left in the dark, look for specks of light in the villages.}}
  • The amount of something lost in storage or transportation.
  • See also

    * dropout * brownout * blackout

    interruptions

    English

    Noun

    (head)