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brownout

  

      n     (Chiefly U.S)  
1    a dimming or reduction in the use of electric lights in a city, esp. to conserve electric power or as a defensive precaution in wartime  
2    a temporary reduction in electrical power  
   Compare       blackout       3  
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brownout n.
military aviation term: loss of visual reference during take-off or landing due to the sand or dust

Additional comments:

Darowyn:

Also refers to a drop in the voltage of mains electricity supply. Poss...

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