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interruption

[ in-tuh-ruhp-shuhn ]
/ ˌɪn təˈrʌp ʃən /
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noun

an act or instance of interrupting.
the state of being interrupted.
something that interrupts.
cessation; intermission.

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Origin of interruption

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

something that interrupts, such as a comment, question, or action
an interval or intermission
the act of interrupting or the state of being interrupted
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