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interruption Line breaks: inter|rup¦tion
Pronunciation: /ɪntəˈrʌpʃn/

Definition of interruption in English:


[mass noun]
1The action of interrupting or being interrupted: a chance to study without interruption
More example sentences
  • 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, interference, intervention, intrusion, obtrusion, disturbance
informal butting in, barging in, muscling in, horning in, sticking one's oar in
1.1 [count noun] An 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
More example sentences
  • 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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