Definitions for interrupt
ˌɪn təˈrʌpt; ˈɪn təˌrʌptin·ter·rupt
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a signal that temporarily stops the execution of a program so that another procedure can be carried out
interrupt, disrupt, break up, cut offverb
make a break in
"We interrupt the program for the following messages"
destroy the peace or tranquility of
"Don't interrupt me when I'm reading"
interfere in someone else's activity
"Please don't interrupt me while I'm on the phone"
"She interrupted her pregnancy"; "break a lucky streak"; "break the cycle of poverty"
An event that causes a computer to temporarily cease what it was doing and attend to a condition
The interrupt caused the packet handler routine to run.
to disturb or halt an ongoing process or action by interfering suddenly.
A maverick politician repeatedly interrupted the debate by shouting.
To assert to a computer that an exceptional condition must be handled.
The packet receiver circuit interrupted the microprocessor.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: interrompre, Fr. interruptus, Lat.
Rage doth rend
Like interrupted waters, and o'erbear
What they are used to bear. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.
He might securely enough have engaged his body of horse against their whole inconsiderable army, there being neither tree nor bush to interrupt his charge. Edward Hyde, b. ii.
This motion of the heavenly bodies seems partly uninterrupted, as that of the first moveable interpolated and interrupted. Matthew Hale.
Answer not before thou hast heard the cause; neither interrupt men in the midst of their talk. Ecclus. xi. 8.
Seest thou what rage
Transports our adversary, whom no bounds,
Nor yet the main abyss wide interrupt, can hold. John Milton.
In digital computers, an interrupt (sometimes referred to as a trap) is a request for the processor to interrupt currently executing code (when permitted), so that the event can be processed in a timely manner. If the request is accepted, the processor will suspend its current activities, save its state, and execute a function called an interrupt handler (or an interrupt service routine, ISR) to deal with the event. This interruption is often temporary, allowing the software to resume normal activities after the interrupt handler finishes, although the interrupt could instead indicate a fatal error.Interrupts are commonly used by hardware devices to indicate electronic or physical state changes that require time-sensitive attention. Interrupts are also commonly used to implement computer multitasking, especially in real-time computing. Systems that use interrupts in these ways are said to be interrupt-driven.
An interrupt is a signal or command that temporarily stops, halts, or breaks the normal flow of a process, program, or operation in a computer system. This allows immediate attention to be given to a specific function or urgent task, typically from the system's hardware or operating system. Once the interrupt has been addressed, the process or operation resumes from where it left off.
to break into, or between; to stop, or hinder by breaking in upon the course or progress of; to interfere with the current or motion of; to cause a temporary cessation of; as, to interrupt the remarks speaking
to divide; to separate; to break the monotony of; as, the evenness of the road was not interrupted by a single hill
Etymology: [L. interruptus, p. p.]
In systems programming, an interrupt is a signal to the processor emitted by hardware or software indicating an event that needs immediate attention. An interrupt alerts the processor to a high-priority condition requiring the interruption of the current code the processor is executing, the current thread. The processor responds by suspending its current activities, saving its state, and executing a small program called an interrupt handler to deal with the event. This interruption is temporary, and after the interrupt handler finishes, the processor resumes execution of the previous thread. There are two types of interrupts: A hardware interrupt is an electronic alerting signal sent to the processor from an external device, either a part of the computer itself such as a disk controller or an external peripheral. For example, pressing a key on the keyboard or moving the mouse triggers hardware interrupts that cause the processor to read the keystroke or mouse position. Unlike the software type, hardware interrupts are asynchronous and can occur in the middle of instruction execution, requiring additional care in programming. The act of initiating a hardware interrupt is referred to as an interrupt request.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
in-tėr-rupt′, v.t. to break in between: to stop or hinder by breaking in upon: to divide: to break continuity.—adj. (Milt.) gaping apart.—adv. Interrup′tedly, with interruptions.—ns. Interrup′ter, Interrup′tor; Interrup′tion, act of interrupting: hinderance: cessation.—adj. Interrup′tive, tending to interrupt.—adv. Interrup′tively. [L. interrumpĕre—inter, between, rumpĕre, ruptum, to break.]
The New Hacker's Dictionary
1. [techspeak] n. On a computer, an event that interrupts normal processing and temporarily diverts flow-of-control through an “interrupt handler” routine. See also trap. 2. interj. A request for attention from a hacker. Often explicitly spoken. “Interrupt — have you seen Joe recently?” See priority interrupt.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'interrupt' in Verbs Frequency: #695
The numerical value of interrupt in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of interrupt in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
The president has been very clear and we as the United States are very clear, if Putin takes aggressive action, we are prepared to levy serious costs, period. And I will tell you that part of the posture that we have taken is grounded in the respect and the value we place in – i'm sorry to interrupt … I ’m sorry to interrupt. But it is less than clear. Thirty minutes after the news conference, the White House press secretary had to actually clarify the president’s remarks –.
When your work speaks for itself, dont interrupt.
Man who say it cannot be done should not interrupt man doing it.
It is clear also that holdouts do not have the capacity to interrupt an issue like this.
It was peaceful and it didn't interrupt the music, after the protest, they left Powell Hall marching two-by-two down the stairs and out the door.
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- interrompreCatalan, Valencian
- přerušit, přerušeníCzech
- διακοπή, διακόπτωGreek
- interrumpir, interrupciónSpanish
- keskeyttää, keskeytysFinnish
- 割り込み, 割り込む, 中断, 邪魔Japanese
- whakapōnānā, aruaru, titereMāori
- прервать, помешать, перебить, мешать, прерывать, перебивать, вмешаться, вмешиваться, прерываниеRussian
- làm gián đoạnVietnamese
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