stoppage

[ stop-ij ]
/ ˈstɒp ɪdʒ /

noun

an act or instance of stopping; cessation of activity: the stoppage of all work at the factory.
the state of being stopped: During the stoppage of bus service he drove to work.

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Origin of stoppage

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at stop, -age
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British Dictionary definitions for stoppage

stoppage
/ (ˈstɒpɪdʒ) /

noun

the act of stopping or the state of being stopped
something that stops or blocks
a deduction of money, as from pay
an organized cessation of work, as during a strike
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