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The obvious would be a blown fuse or tripped circuit breaker. Go to your main fuse box and check for that. If you have a GFI outlet or circuit breaker, reset that. Some outlets protected by Ground Fault Interrupters are gang wired, so there may be another outlet in the room that has the GFI outlet that controls the outlet you are using. You may have to check for them. The GFI outlet usually has two small push buttons on it, one is TEST and the other is RESET.
If it is not easily fixed by those items, you will most likely need to pull the outlet from the wall box and see if you can trace it from there. First check these as they are the easiest fixes.
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