Outage vs Interruption - What's the difference?

outage | interruption |


As nouns the difference between outage and interruption

is that outage is a temporary suspension of operation, especially of electrical power supply while interruption is the act of interrupting, or the state of being interrupted.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

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

    interruption

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act of interrupting, or the state of being interrupted.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=4 , passage=One morning I had been driven to the precarious refuge afforded by the steps of the inn, after rejecting offers from the Celebrity to join him in a variety of amusements. But even here I was not free from interruption , for he was seated on a horse-block below me, playing with a fox terrier.}}
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-21, author=(Oliver Burkeman)
  • , volume=189, issue=2, page=27, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= The tao of tech , passage=The dirty secret of the internet is that all this distraction and interruption is immensely profitable. Web companies like to boast about "creating compelling content", or offering services that let you "stay up to date with what your friends are doing"
  • A time interval during which there is a cessation of something.
  • See also

    * dead air