Etymology
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stoppage (n.)

mid-15c., "deduction from payment," from stop (v.) + -age. From late 15c. as "impediment, hindrance, obstruction;" 1650s as "act of stopping."

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Definitions of stoppage

stoppage (n.)
the state of inactivity following an interruption;
Synonyms: arrest / check / halt / hitch / stay / stop
stoppage (n.)
an obstruction in a pipe or tube;
Synonyms: blockage / block / closure / occlusion / stop
stoppage (n.)
the act of stopping something;
his stoppage of the flow resulted in a flood
Synonyms: stop
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