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  Definition of interruption
  1. an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity; "it was presented without commercial breaks"
  2. some abrupt occurrence that interrupts; "the telephone is an annoying interruption"; "there was a break in the action when a player was hurt"
  3. a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something
Similar Words: break, disruption, gap, pause, intermission, suspension

 

Hyponyms: cut-in, insert, interjection, interposition, interpolation, interpellation, breaking off, abruption, heckling, barracking, dislocation, disruption, punctuation, suspension, respite, reprieve, hiatus, abatement, eclipse, occultation, lapse, blackout, caesura, dead air, delay, hold, time lag, postponement, wait, halftime, rest, relief, rest period, time-out, letup, lull

 

Derivational Morphology: interrupt, disrupt, break up, cut off, break, freeze, suspend, break away, pause, intermit, hesitate

 

 
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