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abruption

[ uh-bruhp-shuhn ]

noun

  1. a sudden breaking off.


abruption

/ əˈbrʌpʃən /

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of abruption1

First recorded in 1600–10, abruption is from the Latin word abruptiōn- (stem of abruptiō ). See abrupt, -ion
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Word History and Origins

Origin of abruption1

C17: from Latin abruptio ; see abrupt
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Example Sentences

Dr. Samuel Johnson beautifully said of another author's ideas that they were "concatenated without abruption."

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

By this abruption, posterity lost more instruction than delight.

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