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adjective Botany.
  1. having an irregular or discontinuous arrangement, as of leaflets along a stem.
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Origin of interrupted

Related formsnon·in·ter·rupt·ed, adjectivenon·in·ter·rupt·ed·ly, adverbnon·in·ter·rupt·ed·ness, nounun·in·ter·rupt·ed, adjectiveun·in·ter·rupt·ed·ly, adverbun·in·ter·rupt·ed·ness, noun
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  1. not broken, discontinued, or hinderedan uninterrupted view
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  1. broken, discontinued, or hindered
  2. (of plant organs, esp leaves) not evenly spaced along an axis
  3. Also: deceptive music (of a cadence) progressing from the dominant chord to any other, such as the subdominant or submediant
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Derived Formsinterruptedly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for uninterrupted


c.1600, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of interrupt. Related: Uninterruptedly.

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