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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Some experts say Moon is preparing for the resumption of inter-Korean economic cooperation projects after diplomacy eventually yields results. Fox News, "South Korean president heads to North for summit with Kim," 18 Sep. 2018 Moon’s huge entourage in Pyongyang includes CEOs of the country’s biggest companies, a possible sign that Seoul is preparing for the resumption of inter-Korean economic cooperation projects if diplomacy eventually yields results. Kim Tong-hyung, The Seattle Times, "Unfinished business: Moon’s summit dreams echo late mentor," 18 Sep. 2018 People involved in the supply chain said the resumption of the X is due in part to Apple’s contract with Samsung Display, a major provider of iPhone X’s organic-light emitting diode display, or OLED, panels. Takashi Mochizuki, WSJ, "Not So Big in Japan: Apple Cuts Price of iPhone XR to Boost Sales," 22 Nov. 2018 Any resumption of serious migrant flows from Turkey would be a big political issue in Europe, where opposition to immigration has fueled the rise of right-wing parties. David Mchugh And Suzan Fraser, Fox News, "Why Turkey's currency is plunging and what it means," 13 Aug. 2018 President Donald Trump’s administration’s resumption of sanctions on Iran took effect Monday. Mari Yamaguchi, The Seattle Times, "Turkish envoy calls US sanctions on Iran unwise, dangerous," 5 Nov. 2018 Over the last several days, reports have trickled out in the British tabloids about a possible nuclear accident or a resumption of Russian nuclear testing north of the Arctic Circle. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Report Says European Mystery Radiation Isn't Real. That Isn't Stopping an Air Force Investigation.," 22 Feb. 2017 Dubai is opening in phases a sprawling new airport that will require a fast resumption of growth at the airline to justify the cost, already $30 billion in the initial stages. Nicolas Parasie, WSJ, "Chateau Margaux for Seat 2A: Emirates Rewrites Rules for Airlines," 12 July 2018 But Duterte delayed the resumption indefinitely to allow public consultations, antagonizing the guerrillas. Jim Gomez, Fox News, "Philippines wants rebels 'encamped' in fixed areas for talks," 4 July 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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