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Noun: interruption  ,in-tu'rúp-shun
  1. An act of delaying or interrupting the continuity
    - break, disruption, gap
  2. Some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity
    "the telephone is an annoying interruption";
    - break
  3. A time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something
    - pause, intermission, break, suspension

Derived forms: interruptions

Type of: delay, happening, holdup, interval, natural event, occurrence, occurrent, time interval

Encyclopedia: Interruption