Definition of interruption in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌin(t)əˈrəpSH(ə)n/


1The action of interrupting or being interrupted: a chance to study without interruption
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  • The area will slowly open up to tourism, but the priority is to allow the Aboriginal communities to maintain their way of life without obtrusive interruption.
  • I had expected a degree of disturbance and interruption as I switched over to Retirement Pension from Incapacity Benefit, and still do.
  • The curiosity is that home telephones have gradually taken on behaviours that reflect this issue of intrusion and interruption.
cutting in, barging in, intervention, intrusion
informal butting in
discontinuation, breaking off, suspension, disruption, stopping, stoppage, halting, cessation
1.1An act, utterance, or period that interrupts someone or something: she ignored the interruption and carried on students returning to education after an interruption in their career
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  • Now people complain that a woman's monthly periods are an interruption and an inconvenience.
  • This has to be a continuous process, without periods of storage or interruptions.
  • As a student of waves, Cass is steadfast in his insistence that this period is an interruption - not a halt: a technology downturn, not a global downturn.

Words that rhyme with interruption

abruption, corruption, disruption, eruption

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Syllabification: in·ter·rup·tion

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