[ uh-bruhp-shuh n ]
/ əˈbrʌp ʃən /
a sudden breaking off.
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- abruptio placentae,
- abruptly pinnate,
- abruzzi e molise,
Origin of abruption
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Examples from the Web for 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.Lives of the English Poets: Waller, Milton, Cowley|Samuel Johnson
/ (əˈbrʌpʃən) /
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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