re·​sump·​tion ri-ˈzəm(p)-shən How to pronounce resumption (audio)
: an act or instance of resuming : recommencement
: 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 Charles was seen back at work for the first time on Wednesday, as he was filmed shaking hands with British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak during a meeting that marked the resumption of their weekly encounters. Max Foster, CNN, 23 Feb. 2024 However, there has been a gradual return of some airlines, and in mid-January a flurry of carriers announced the partial resumption of services, though the situation remains volatile. Kevin Rozario, Forbes, 16 Feb. 2024 Baldwin early last month called for a resumption of border policy negotiations after talks between the two parties appeared to break down at the time. Lawrence Andrea, Journal Sentinel, 18 Jan. 2024 Senior Biden administration officials announced the reopening Tuesday afternoon along with the resumption of operations at the Morley Pedestrian Port of Entry in Nogales. The Arizona Republic, 4 Jan. 2024 Even so, Chinese experts cast the threat of test resumption as coming from the United States. William J. Broad, New York Times, 20 Dec. 2023 Moreover, management's recent approval of a 10% dividend increase and the resumption of the share buyback program indicate confidence in Concentrix's future cash generation and pipeline. Robert Daugherty, Forbes, 11 Dec. 2023 The Israeli military is now urging residents in parts of southern Gaza to evacuate, signaling that the resumption of the war would mean a broader assault. Yuliya Talmazan, NBC News, 1 Dec. 2023 December 2, 2023 Among other things, take advantage of matching-donation opportunities and give directly to nonprofits. December 3, 2023 Households grappling with high-interest debt and the resumption of student-loan repayments could benefit from expert advice. WSJ, 29 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History


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

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of resumption was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Resumption.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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re·​sump·​tion ri-ˈzəm(p)-shən How to pronounce resumption (audio)
: the action of resuming
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