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.

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Of greater importance is the resumption of lending by banks and mutual funds to the segment. Shachindra Nath, Quartz India, "India’s NBFCs, wrongly called shadow banks, need the government’s backing," 3 July 2019 The group behind the bigger demonstrations, the Civil Human Rights Front, has called for another large one on July 1st, the anniversary of China’s resumption of sovereignty over Hong Kong. The Economist, "A policy U-turn puts Hong Kong’s leader in a precarious position," 20 June 2019 On paper, the arrival of the Los Angeles Galaxy for Saturday's resumption of regular-season play following the CONCACAF Gold Cup international break appears to be coming at an inopportune moment for Cincinnati. Patrick Brennan,, "Here's what FC Cincinnati has to do against the LA Galaxy at Nippert Stadium," 20 June 2019 But Holland, coming up with a runner in scoring position for the second time following the resumption of the game — struck out for the second time. Sam Blum |,, "Auburn’s run comes to disappointing end in winless College World Series," 19 June 2019 The State Department is engaging with officials in the region and welcomes calls from the African Union, Egypt and Saudi Arabia for an end to violence and resumption of dialogue, the agency said. CNN, "What's going on in Sudan and what the US is doing about it -- explained," 13 June 2019 The international response to the resumption of hunting in Botswana was swift. Klara Glowczewska, Town & Country, "Elephant Hunting Has Returned to Botswana. But There Is a Way to Stop It.," 6 June 2019 The military has since called for the resumption of talks. Adem K Abebe, Quartz Africa, "In Sudan, the African Union reminds us it still has a key role in tackling the continent’s crises," 7 June 2019 Masisi also rescinded the shoot-to-kill anti-poaching policy and is advocating, together with neighbors Namibia, Zimbabwe, and Zambia, for the legal resumption of that bugaboo of the conservation world, the ivory trade. Klara Glowczewska, Town & Country, "Elephant Hunting Has Returned to Botswana. But There Is a Way to Stop It.," 6 June 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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