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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The crackdown followed the collapse of a peace process with Kurdish insurgents in the summer of 2015, leading to the resumption of a three-decade-long conflict that has claimed tens of thousands of lives. Washington Post, "Turkey: Presidential candidate makes TV speech from prison," 17 June 2018 Why are people willing to throw out due process, equal justice under the law, and the resumption of innocence? Fox News, "President Trump talks Kavanaugh controversy, Russia probe," 20 Sep. 2018 The apparent demise of that deal and the resumption of American sanctions against companies transacting with Iran is expected to cost European firms billions of dollars in sales, with French, German and Italian interests especially vulnerable. Peter S. Goodman, New York Times, "For Europe, an Unpleasant Question: Confront Trump or Avoid a Costly Trade War," 1 June 2018 So a willingness to accept Mr. Assad’s resumption of control over all of Syria is no small concession, said Amos Yadlin, a former chief of Israeli military intelligence who now heads the Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv. New York Times, "Netanyahu Says Putin Agreed to Restrain Iran in Syria," 12 July 2018 The resumption of dollar purchases in theory could put further pressure on the ruble. Anatoly Kurmanaev, WSJ, "Russia to Restart Foreign Exchange Reserves Buying," 11 Jan. 2019 Cold delayed winter-crop growth resumption, spring plantings Analysts see next season’s output falling by at least 9% Russia’s poor start to spring means farmers may struggle to collect a wheat crop that’s near to last year’s record., "ECB’s Draghi Expects Growth to Remain Solid and Broad-Based," 25 Apr. 2018 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

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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


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: the act of starting again

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