interruption

noun
in·​ter·​rup·​tion | \ ˌin-tə-ˈrəp-shən How to pronounce interruption (audio) \
plural interruptions

Definition of interruption

1 : an act of interrupting something or someone or the state of being interrupted: such as
a : a stoppage or hindering of an activity for a time Our conversation continued without interruption for over an hour.
b : a break in the continuity of something Internet service interruptions
2 : something that causes a stoppage or break in the continuity of something a rude interruption watching television without commercial interruptions

First Known Use of interruption

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of interruption was in the 15th century

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“Interruption.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/interruption. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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interruption

noun
in·​ter·​rup·​tion | \ ˌin-tə-ˈrəp-shən \

Kids Definition of interruption

: an act of stopping or hindering by breaking in

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