from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. the act of interrupting, or the state of being interrupted
- n. a time interval during which there is a cessation of something
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of interrupting, or breaking in upon.
- n. The state of being interrupted; a breach or break, caused by the abrupt intervention of something foreign; intervention; interposition.
- n. Obstruction caused by breaking in upon course, current, progress, or motion; stop; hindrance
- n. Temporary cessation; intermission; suspension.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of interrupting or breaking in upon anything.
- n. The state of being interrupted; the state of being impeded, checked, or stopped.
- n. Obstruction or hindrance caused by a breaking in upon any course, current, progress, or motion; stoppage: as, interruptions in the execution of a work.
- n. Cessation; intermission; interval.
- n. A prorogation of Parliament: used in the seventeenth century.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something
- n. some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity
- n. an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity
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Wal, the Duke's real amiable; but I reckon you'd find what you call the interruption of an argument.
"Well, I don't know what you call interruption, but this is a complete stopper; I can't make any impression with the pick, it is as hard as rock; and then comes some of those old walls that are rather harder than granite -- you may as well pick at a cart-load of pig iron."
The word interruption has mostly negative connotations, but there’s nothing inherently negative about breaks and ruptures.
Research certainly confirms that refocusing after an interruption is a time sink and a workplace problem, but you can minimise the impact of interruption with planning and interruption management.
VFV (in a cold voice): Attention readers of EDF, your non-fiction scheduled interruption is now over.
Mr. Tanner said Lockheed was "probably as positioned as well as we could be" to ride out a short-term interruption in federal payments, but would face serious cash-flow pressures if the crisis is prolonged.
However, as with any transition, we expect there will be a few hiccups along the way, and you may even see some short-term interruption in the availability of our eBooks, especially in the first few days, as systems are being adapted to accommodate changes.
For me, the only time without interruption is late in the evening.
It's a beautifully structured story that kept me enthralled and reading in one sitting, with just a minor interruption from the butler Bookhound with a pot of tea and some chocolate biscuits.
Mr. Obama, the $146 a barrel price of oil we just experienced was not caused by any specific short-term interruption in supplies, as in the past.