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stoppage


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Stoppage  \Stop"page\,  n. 
  The  act  of  stopping,  or  arresting  progress,  motion,  or 
  action  also  the  state  of  being  stopped;  as  the  stoppage  of 
  the  circulation  of  the  blood;  the  stoppage  of  commerce. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  stoppage 
  n  1:  the  state  of  inactivity  following  an  interruption;  "the 
  negotiations  were  in  arrest";  "held  them  in  check"; 
  "during  the  halt  he  got  some  lunch";  "he  spent  the 
  entire  stay  in  his  room"  [syn:  {arrest},  {check},  {halt}, 
  {hitch},  {stay},  {stop}] 
  2:  an  obstruction  in  a  pipe  or  tube;  "we  had  to  call  a  plumber 
  to  clear  out  the  blockage  in  the  drainpipe"  [syn:  {blockage}, 
  {block},  {closure},  {occlusion},  {stop}] 
  3:  the  act  of  stopping  something  "the  third  baseman  made  some 
  remarkable  stops"  [syn:  {stop}] 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  stoppage  /sto'p*j/  n.  Extreme  {lossage}  that  renders  something 
  (usually  something  vital)  completely  unusable.  "The  recent  system 
  stoppage  was  caused  by  a  {fried}  transformer." 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  stoppage 
 
  /sto'p*j/  Extreme  {lossage}  that  renders  something  (usually 
  something  vital)  completely  unusable.  "The  recent  system 
  stoppage  was  caused  by  a  {fried}  transformer." 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1995-01-24) 
 
 




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