dimout
noun Date: 1942 a restriction limiting the use or showing of lights at night especially during the threat of an air raid; also a condition of partial darkness produced by this restriction

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  • dimout — [dim′out΄] n. a dimming or reduction of the night lighting, as in a city, to make it less easily visible, as to enemy aircraft * * * …   Universalium

  • dimout — [dim′out΄] n. a dimming or reduction of the night lighting, as in a city, to make it less easily visible, as to enemy aircraft …   English World dictionary

  • dimout — noun darkness resulting from the extinction of lights (as in a city invisible to enemy aircraft) • Syn: ↑blackout, ↑brownout • Derivationally related forms: ↑black out (for: ↑blackout) • Topics: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • blackout — lackout n. 1. a suspension of radio or tv broadcasting. [WordNet 1.5] 2. any darkness resulting from the extinction of lights. [WordNet 1.5] 3. the failure of electric power for a general region sufficient to extinguish all normal lighting. Syn …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • brownout — rown out n. 1. darkness resulting from the extinction of lights (as in a city invisible to enemy aircraft). Syn: blackout, dimout. [WordNet 1.5] 2. a partial reduction in the amount of electric power available to customers in a region, such as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dim-out — /dim owt /, n. 1. a reduction or concealment of night lighting in wartime to make the source less visible to an enemy from the air or sea. 2. a reduction of night lighting caused by a failure in an electric generating system or a reduction in its …   Universalium

  • blackout — Synonyms and related words: KO, agnosia, amnesia, anoxia, asteroids, aurora particles, bamboo curtain, barrier of secrecy, blocking, brownout, catalepsy, catatonia, catatony, censorship, coma, cosmic particles, cosmic ray bombardment, curtain,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • darkness — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Absence of light Nouns 1. darkness, dark; blackness, obscurity, gloom, murk; dusk (see dimness); cloudiness; shade, shadow, umbra, penumbra; skiagraphy; shading; swarthiness. 2. (total darkness)… …   English dictionary for students

  • brownout — noun darkness resulting from the extinction of lights (as in a city invisible to enemy aircraft) • Syn: ↑blackout, ↑dimout • Derivationally related forms: ↑black out (for: ↑blackout) • Topics: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • darkness — noun 1. absence of light or illumination (Freq. 20) • Syn: ↑dark • Ant: ↑light (for: ↑dark) • Derivationally related forms: ↑dark …   Useful english dictionary

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