interruption

noun in·ter·rup·tion \ ˌin-tə-ˈrəp-shən \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of interruption

plural interruptions
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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INTERRUPTION Defined for Kids

interruption

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

Definition of interruption for Students

: an act of stopping or hindering by breaking in


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