What does interruption mean?

Definitions for interruption
ˌɪn təˈrʌp ʃənin·ter·rup·tion

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word interruption.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. break, interruption, disruption, gap(noun)

    an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity

    "it was presented without commercial breaks"; "there was a gap in his account"

  2. interruption, break(noun)

    some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity

    "the telephone is an annoying interruption"; "there was a break in the action when a player was hurt"

  3. pause, intermission, break, interruption, suspension(noun)

    a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something


  1. interruption(Noun)

    the act of interrupting, or the state of being interrupted

  2. interruption(Noun)

    a time interval during which there is a cessation of something

Webster Dictionary

  1. Interruption(noun)

    the act of interrupting, or breaking in upon

    Etymology: [L. interruptio: cf. F. interruption.]

  2. Interruption(noun)

    the state of being interrupted; a breach or break, caused by the abrupt intervention of something foreign; intervention; interposition

    Etymology: [L. interruptio: cf. F. interruption.]

  3. Interruption(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [L. interruptio: cf. F. interruption.]

  4. Interruption(noun)

    temporary cessation; intermission; suspension

    Etymology: [L. interruptio: cf. F. interruption.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of interruption in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of interruption in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of interruption in a Sentence

  1. Catherine Pugh:

    Much has been done to begin the process of building faith between the police department and the community it seeks to serve, any interruption in moving forward may have the effect of eroding the trust that we are working hard to establish.

  2. Boris Johnson:

    What they don't want is friction at the border, they don't want any interruption of the economy. So they're sacrificing all the medium - and long-term gains out of fear of short term disruption, they're terrified of this nonsense. It's all total mumbo jumbo.

  3. Mike Ryan:

    The interruption of outbreak response has led to a decrease in over 50% of alerts, a collapse in vaccination, a decrease in contact tracing, ebola was retreating and now it is likely to resurge.

  4. Bob McNally:

    For a politician, an 'emergency' may have less to do with an interruption in supply and more to do with voter anger about rising gasoline prices.

  5. David Hume:

    Among well bred people a mutual deference is affected, contempt for others is disguised; authority concealed; attention given to each in his turn; and an easy stream of conversation maintained without vehemence, without interruption, without eagerness for victory, and without any airs of superiority.

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