interruption

[ in-tuh-ruhp-shuhn ]
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noun
  1. an act or instance of interrupting.

  2. the state of being interrupted.

  1. something that interrupts.

  2. cessation; intermission.

Origin of interruption

1
1350–1400; Middle English interrupcio(u)n<Latin interruptiōn- (stem of interruptiō). See interrupt, -ion

Other words from interruption

  • re·in·ter·rup·tion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for interruption

interruption

/ (ˌɪntəˈrʌpʃən) /


noun
  1. something that interrupts, such as a comment, question, or action

  2. an interval or intermission

  1. the act of interrupting or the state of being interrupted

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