Meaning of INTERRUPTION in English


ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈrəpshən noun

( -s )

Etymology: Middle English interrupcioun, from Latin interruption-, interruptio, from interruptus + -ion-, -io -ion

1. : an act of interrupting or state of being interrupted

2. : a breach or break caused by the abrupt intervention of something foreign

3. : obstruction caused by breaking in upon a course, current, progress, or motion : stop

4. : temporary cessation : intermission , suspension

5. Scots law : an act or proceeding that defeats an adverse title or claim based on prescription by stopping the running of the period of time required for the perfection of the title or claim and starting it running anew

Synonyms: see break

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