abruption

[ uh-bruhp-shuh n ]
/ əˈbrʌp ʃən /
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noun

a sudden breaking off.

Nearby words

  1. abrogable,
  2. abrogate,
  3. abrogation,
  4. abrupt,
  5. abruptio placentae,
  6. abruptly,
  7. abruptly pinnate,
  8. abruzzi,
  9. abruzzi e molise,
  10. abrv

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

abruption

/ (əˈbrʌpʃən) /

noun

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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