- interrupted fern,
- interrupted screw,
- interrupted suture,
- intersecting arcade
Origin of interruption
Examples from the Web for interruptions
To preserve the frenetic flavor of the scene, I have left in the interview a few of these interruptions.Mel Brooks Is Always Funny and Often Wise in This 1975 Playboy Interview|Alex Belth|February 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Watson was professional and respectful, and his interruptions were subtle.
Here are an array of interruptions, but why not give them another name—that of opportunities?The Life Radiant|Lilian Whiting
A tree with gray-green drooping foliage, found, with some interruptions, along the Himalayas.The Genus Pinus|George Russell Shaw
The corner stone was laid by Archbishop Hughes in 1858, and the work has been in progress, with some interruptions, ever since.Lights and Shadows of New York Life|James D. McCabe
Waterman, by reason of his long experience as a stump speaker, knew how to deal with interruptions.Otherwise Phyllis|Meredith Nicholson
I am nearly through, and generally no good comes of interruptions.A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention|Lucius Eugene Chittenden
late 14c., "a break of continuity," from Old French interrupcion and directly from Latin interruptionem (nominative interruptio) "a breaking off, interruption, interval," noun of action from past participle stem of interrumpere (see interrupt). Meaning "a breaking in upon some action" is from c.1400; that of "a pause, a temporary cessation" is early 15c.