Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A quantity or portion of something lacking after delivery or storage.
  • n. A temporary suspension of operation, especially of electric power.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A temporary suspension of operation, especially of electrical power supply
  • n. The amount of something lost in storage or transportation

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In electricity, the failure of an arc-lamp, in a series arc-circuit, to start when current is sent into the circuit.
  • n. A charge made by the State of Maryland for the labor of handling tobacco inspected for export.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a temporary suspension of operation (as of computers)
  • n. the amount of something (as whiskey or oil) lost in storage or transportation

Etymologies

From out +‎ -age, on the model of shortage. (Wiktionary)

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