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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Interruption  \In`ter*rup"tion\,  n.  [L.  interruptio:  cf  F. 
  interruption.] 
  1.  The  act  of  interrupting,  or  breaking  in  upon 
 
  2.  The  state  of  being  interrupted;  a  breach  or  break,  caused 
  by  the  abrupt  intervention  of  something  foreign; 
  intervention;  interposition.  --Sir  M.  Hale. 
 
  Lest  the  interruption  of  time  cause  you  to  lose  the 
  idea  of  one  part  --Dryden. 
 
  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. 
 
  4.  Temporary  cessation;  intermission;  suspension. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  interruption 
  n  1:  an  act  of  delaying  or  interrupting  the  continuity;  "it  was 
  presented  without  commercial  breaks"  [syn:  {break},  {disruption}, 
  {gap}] 
  2:  some  occurrence  that  interrupts;  "the  telephone  is  an 
  annoying  interruption";  "there  was  a  break  in  the  action 
  when  a  player  was  hurt"  [syn:  {break},  {abrupt  change}] 
  3:  a  time  interval  during  which  there  is  a  temporary  cessation 
  of  something  [syn:  {pause},  {intermission},  {break},  {suspension}] 




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