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resumption

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noun re·sump·tion \ri-ˈzəm(p)-shən\

Simple Definition of resumption

  • : an act of starting something again after it has stopped : an act of resuming something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of resumption

  1. 1 :  an act or instance of resuming :  recommencement

  2. 2 :  a return to payment in specie

Examples of resumption in a sentence

  1. The rain has stopped, but we're still waiting for the resumption of the game.

  2. Resumption of peace talks is expected soon.



Origin of resumption

Middle English, from Anglo-French or Late Latin; Anglo-French, from Late Latin resumption-, resumptio, from Latin resumere


First Known Use: 15th century


RESUMPTION Defined for Kids

resumption

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noun re·sump·tion \ri-ˈzəmp-shən\

Definition of resumption for Students

  1. :  the act of starting again





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