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 The most visible result of Biden’s new measures may be the resumption of U.S. flights to cities outside Havana. Alejandra Ibarra Chaoul, Washington Post, 2 June 2022 This allowed for a post-crash resumption of the decadeslong bull market in bonds that continued right up to the pandemic. Red Jahncke, WSJ, 16 May 2022 So special investigations, such as this, will be addressed on the resumption of normal operations. Thomas Lake, CNN, 19 Mar. 2022 The demands made by the group of students comes after the CPS came to an agreement with the Chicago Teachers Union on a resumption of in-person learning. Adam Sabes, Fox News, 15 Jan. 2022 Also, 75% said the resumption of payments in February will negatively affect their finances. Russ Wiles, The Arizona Republic, 27 Dec. 2021 From the shutdown of high school athletics last March to the resumption of sports in August, the 68-year-old Savarese has not wavered in his support for this state’s student athletics. Ben Thomas |, al, 10 Mar. 2021 Here's another step in the resumption of international destinations available from Phoenix: Air Canada has restarted its Phoenix to Montreal nonstop flights. Shanti Lerner, The Arizona Republic, 5 May 2022 North Korea launched a ballistic missile into the sea on Sunday, its neighbors said, in a resumption of weapons tests that came as the United States and its allies are focused on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Hyung-jin Kim And Mari Yamaguchi, The Christian Science Monitor, 28 Feb. 2022 See More

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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 6 Jul. 2022.

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

Kids Definition of resumption

: the act of starting again


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