Interruption

Definition of Interruption

In`ter`rup´tion
n.1.
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.
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.

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