[uh-bruhp-shuh n]

Origin of abruption

First recorded in 1600–10, abruption is from the Latin word abruptiōn- (stem of abruptiō). See abrupt, -ion
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British Dictionary definitions for abruption


  1. a breaking off of a part or parts from a mass

Word Origin for abruption

C17: from Latin abruptio; see abrupt
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