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interruption (n.)

late 14c., "a break of continuity," from Latin interruptionem (nominative interruptio) "a breaking off, interruption, interval," noun of action from past participle stem of interrumpere "to break apart, break off" (see interrupt (v.)). Meaning "a breaking in upon some action" is from c. 1400; that of "a pause, a temporary cessation" is early 15c.

updated on December 21, 2015

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Definitions of interruption from WordNet

interruption (n.)
an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity;
Synonyms: break / disruption / gap
interruption (n.)
some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity;
the telephone is an annoying interruption
Synonyms: break
interruption (n.)
a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something;
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