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

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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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Others have been interrupted, with talks akin to peace deals needed to negotiate even temporary resumption. Joan Niesen,, "Ahead of 100th Meeting, Is the Penn State–Pitt Rivalry at Risk of Fading Away?," 13 Sep. 2019 In 1972, American Bobby Fischer won the international chess crown in Reykjavik, Iceland, as Boris Spassky of the Soviet Union resigned before the resumption of Game 21., "This day in history," 1 Sep. 2019 The nation still needs American chips, and with even a limited resumption of access, China can plug some gaps while proceeding to develop its own rival technology. Tim Culpan,, "Easing Huawei restrictions may help trade, but won’t stop the China tech battle," 1 July 2019 Investors also fear a resumption of capital flight by residents, especially if Mr Macri looks likely to lose the October election to his populist opponents, led by Alberto Fernández and Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, a former president. The Economist, "In Argentina, the IMF has been neither toxic nor triumphant," 21 June 2019 Kristin Dziczek, vice president of labor and industry for the Center for Automotive Research, an industry think tank, said the letter and resumption of contract talks are encouraging signs., "Strike idles more than 50 GM factories and warehouses," 16 Sep. 2019 Both moves are viewed as an attempt to create goodwill ahead of the resumption of trade talks next month. Aldo Svaldi, The Denver Post, "Tariffs squeezing Colorado exporters and importers alike," 12 Sep. 2019 In 1972, American Bobby Fischer won the international chess crown in Reykjavik (RAY'-kyuh-vik), Iceland, as Boris Spassky of the Soviet Union resigned before the resumption of Game 21., "Today in history: September 1," 2 Sep. 2019 During his tenure, Mr. Amano established a team to prepare for the resumption of I.A.E.A. inspections in North Korea if an agreement were reached between Washington and Pyongyang. Megan Specia, New York Times, "Yukiya Amano, Head of the I.A.E.A. Nuclear Watchdog Group, Dies at 72," 22 July 2019

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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

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


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

Kids Definition of resumption

: the act of starting again

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