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Definitions of interruption

  1. a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The state of being interrupted; a breach or break, caused by the abrupt intervention of something foreign; intervention; interposition. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Obstruction caused by breaking in upon course, current, progress, or motion; stop; hindrance; as, the author has met with many interruptions in the execution of his work; the speaker or the argument proceeds without interruption. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Temporary cessation; intermission; suspension. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. The act of breaking in upon; hindrance; something which blocks the way; sudden ceasing. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. Act of interrupting: hinderance: cessation. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. The act of interrupting; hindrance; stop; check; break. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. The act of interrupting; intervention; hindrance; intermission. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. Hindrance; obstruction; interposition. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. Interruptive. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

Usage examples for interruption

  1. The wide, dry channel, however, continued on as before; and the " bush" extended on both sides without interruption so thick that they could only make way by keeping in the channel itself. – Popular Adventure Tales by Mayne Reid
  2. And what good could she have done by one such interruption – The Duke's Children by Anthony Trollope
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