intermission


in·ter·mis·sion

noun \ˌin-tər-ˈmi-shən\

: a short break between the parts of a performance (such as a play, movie, or concert)

Full Definition of INTERMISSION

1
:  the act of intermitting :  the state of being intermitted
2
:  an interval between the parts of an entertainment (as the acts of a play)
in·ter·mis·sion·less adjective

Examples of INTERMISSION

  1. We'll return after a brief intermission.
  2. <an awkward intermission between speeches>

Origin of INTERMISSION

Middle English intermyssyown, from Latin intermission-, intermissio, from intermittere
First Known Use: 15th century

in·ter·mis·sion

noun \ˌint-ər-ˈmish-ən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of INTERMISSION

: the space of time between two paroxysms of a disease—compare arrest, cure 1, remission

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