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[uh-bruhp-shuh n]
  1. a sudden breaking off.
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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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Historical Examples of abruption

  • The comma is the note of connection and continuity of sentences; the period is the note of abruption and disjunction.

    Notes to Shakespeare, Volume III: The Tragedies

    Samuel Johnson

  • By this abruption, posterity lost more instruction than delight.

British Dictionary definitions for abruption


  1. a breaking off of a part or parts from a mass
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Word Origin for abruption

C17: from Latin abruptio; see abrupt
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