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discontinuation

[dis-kuh n-tin-yoo-ey-shuh n]
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noun
  1. a breach or interruption of continuity or unity: Progress was delayed by repeated discontinuations of work.
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Origin of discontinuation

1605–15; < Middle French < Medieval Latin discontinuātiōn- (stem of discontinuātiō), equivalent to discontinuāt(us) (past participle of discontinuāre to discontinue; see -ate1) + -iōn- -ion
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Related Words

interruptionpausehaltdiscontinuancediscontinuitystaybreakdisruptiongapstoppagecessationsuspensionendingconclusioncutoff

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Historical Examples

  • The constant harassing has forced the discontinuation of the Blossoms.

    Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist

    Alexander Berkman