Definitions for interruption
ˌɪn təˈrʌp ʃənin·ter·rup·tion
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break, interruption, disruption, gapnoun
an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity
"it was presented without commercial breaks"; "there was a gap in his account"
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"
pause, intermission, break, interruption, suspensionnoun
a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something
the act of interrupting, or the state of being interrupted
a time interval during which there is a cessation of something
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: interruption, Fr. interruptio, Latin.
Places severed from the continent by the interruption of the sea. Matthew Hale, Original of Mankind.
You are to touch the one as soon as you have given a stroke of the pencil to the other, lest the interruption of time cause you to lose the idea of one part. John Dryden, Dufresnoy.
Bloody England into England gone,
O'erbearing interruption, spite of France. William Shakespeare.
This way of thinking on what we read, will be a rub only in the beginning; when custom has made it familiar, it will be dispatched without resting or interruption in the course of our reading. John Locke.
Amidst the interruptions of his sorrow, seeing his penitent overwhelmed with grief, he was only able to bid her be comforted. Joseph Addison, Spect. №. 164.
An interruption is a break, pause or disturbance in the continuity or uniformity of a course, process, procedure or task. It can be seen as an intrusion or interference that disrupts the flow or sequence of events. This can apply to speech, activities, schedules, routines, or any event that requires a continuous flow of actions or thoughts.
the act of interrupting, or breaking in upon
the state of being interrupted; a breach or break, caused by the abrupt intervention of something foreign; intervention; interposition
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
temporary cessation; intermission; suspension
Etymology: [L. interruptio: cf. F. interruption.]
The numerical value of interruption in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of interruption in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
This morning, some of our customers experienced a brief, isolated services interruption which has now been resolved.
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.
Noise is the most impertinent of all forms of interruption. It is not only an interruption, but is also a disruption of thought.
We’ve had an interruption in our sport which was unforeseen and lengthy and when you look back at our bargaining history, there’s not been an interruption of that length in modern time, and for those reasons, I think the clarity of each side’s advances is something that is going to be measured within the framework of the recent influence of the pandemic on baseball.
Given the physical damage to homes, businesses and other structures and automobiles, plus the high costs incurred due to business interruption, it is expected that this will end up being a multi-billion-dollar economic cost.
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