re·​sump·​tion | \ ri-ˈzəm(p)-shən How to pronounce resumption (audio) \

Definition of resumption

1 : an act or instance of resuming : recommencement
2 : a return to payment in specie

Examples of resumption in a Sentence

The rain has stopped, but we're still waiting for the resumption of the game. Resumption of peace talks is expected soon.
Recent Examples on the Web It’s certainly not about money; all of the Pac-12 programs, including Oregon, will still face multi-million-dollar shortfalls under this resumption plan. Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Real reason Big Ten, Pac-12 and Mountain West are playing fall football," 30 Sep. 2020 Under the league’s resumption plan, the top 12 teams in the Eastern Conference reported to Toronto while Western Conference squads played in Edmonton. Vipal Monga, WSJ, "Tampa Bay Lightning Win the Stanley Cup," 29 Sep. 2020 In the days leading up to Thursday’s Board of Governors call where Silver laid out his resumption plan, one person inside Cleveland’s front office was tasked with formulating proposals for the league, sources say. Chris Fedor, cleveland, "What does it look like for Cleveland Cavaliers outside of the NBA’s 22-team bubble?," 6 June 2020 While a partial return to in-class learning this week was postponed due to a surge in coronavirus cases, Shaker City School District officials still plan for a resumption sooner rather than later. Thomas Jewell, cleveland, "After startup postponement, Shaker school district officials continue to eye partial in-class return," 27 Oct. 2020 New York has allowed for the resumption of some indoor activities, from bowling to dining at restaurants, with certain restrictions, but state officials didn’t immediately respond to a request for a specific comment about ax throwing. Charles Passy, WSJ, "New York’s Ax-Throwing Bars Hope to Cut Through Pandemic Malaise," 22 Oct. 2020 Ducey, for instance, pushed hard for the resumption of activities with few restrictions in the spring, only to see a surge in COVID cases that forced another shutdown. Gloria Dickie, Scientific American, "Physician-Politicians Tout Medical Credentials in Key U.S. Congressional Races," 15 Oct. 2020 Sudan’s Red Sea ports reopened after about three days of protests, paving the way for the resumption of trade from the African country’s international gateway. Mohammed Alamin,, "Sudan’s Red Sea Ports Resume Operations After Days of Protests," 7 Oct. 2020 No date has been set for the resumption of cruising in the Americas. Star Tribune, "US cruises vow 100% testing in plan for resuming sailing," 21 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of resumption

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for resumption

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

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“Resumption.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of resumption

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


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Kids Definition of resumption

: the act of starting again

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