re·sump·tion | \ri-ˈzəm(p)-shən \

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.

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But the resumption of routine inspections is a critical first step toward assuring that the Korean Peninsula is truly nuclear-free. James Freeman, WSJ, "Don and the Dictator," 12 June 2018 Fliers are urged to contact their airlines for information on resumption of specific flights before going to the airport. Bart Jansen, USA TODAY, "East Coast airline headaches continue with 1,200 flights canceled Friday," 5 Jan. 2018 The agency was mulling which to back when the United States announced the resumption of Iran sanctions, asserting this would pressure Tehran to curb its support for terrorism and its development of advanced missiles. Peter S. Goodman, New York Times, "Italy’s Economy Was Humming Nicely. Then Came Trump.," 22 June 2018 The changes include the resumption of flights at Ontario, more cross-country flights at Burbank and the expansion of seasonal service to Palm Springs. Ben Mutzabaugh, USA TODAY, "April route roundup: Where airlines are adding (or cutting) service," 30 Apr. 2018 In the lead up to the new season, many will be wanting Salah to rest up in order to be fully ready for the resumption of his duties with Liverpool later this summer., "Mohamed Salah Reacts With Grace and Class After Hundreds of Fans Turn Up at His House," 29 June 2018 Nadal gained a foothold in the brief resumption between rain delays, winning all three games played before play was postponed for the day. Ben Rothenberg, New York Times, "2018 French Open: Rafael Nadal Regroups With a Day in the Sun," 7 June 2018 It will be followed by a resumption of F-150 production at the Kansas City Assembly Plant and of the heavy-duty version, called the Super Duty, at the Kentucky Truck Plant, on Monday, Ford executives announced Wednesday afternoon. Phoebe Wall Howard, USA TODAY, "Ford plans to resume production of critical F-150 pickup Friday," 16 May 2018 Once the system has been thoroughly tested, state officials will announce a timeline for the resumption of fees or penalties for delinquent accounts. Anne Geggis,, "Hit by a SunPass late fee? You're getting a break," 22 June 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of resumption

: 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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evasion of direct action or statement

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