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stoppage

[stop-ij]
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noun
  1. an act or instance of stopping; cessation of activity: the stoppage of all work at the factory.
  2. the state of being stopped: During the stoppage of bus service he drove to work.

Origin of stoppage

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at stop, -age
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stoppage

noun
  1. the act of stopping or the state of being stopped
  2. something that stops or blocks
  3. a deduction of money, as from pay
  4. an organized cessation of work, as during a strike
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Word Origin and History for stoppage

n.

mid-15c., from stop + -age.

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