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Interruption

INTERRUPT |ˌintəˈrəpt|

verb [ trans. ]

 

1 stop the continuous progress of (an activity or process) : the buzzer interrupted his thoughts.

• stop (someone speaking) by saying or doing something : “Of course …” Shepherd began, but his son interrupted him | [with direct speech ] “Hold on,” he interrupted.

 

2 break the continuity of (a line or surface) : the coastal plain is interrupted by chains of large lagoons.

• obstruct (something, esp. a view).

 

DERIVATIVES

interruptible |ˈɪn(t)əˈrəptəbəl| adjective

interruption |- sh ən| |ˈɪn(t)əˈrəpʃən| |-ˈrʌpʃ(ə)n| noun

interruptive |-tiv| |ˈɪn(t)əˈrəptɪv| adjective

 

ORIGIN late Middle English : from Latin interrupt- ‘broken, interrupted,’ from the verb interrumpere, from inter- ‘between’ + rumpere ‘to break.’

 

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Taken on April 24, 2008