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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Ultimately, the resumption of traditional whaling may end up saving large government subsidies and the lives of many whales, experts say. Mari Yamaguchi, Anchorage Daily News, "Japanese whalers bring home their first commercial catch in 31 years," 2 July 2019 That meeting focused on the North's nuclear weapons and followed a June 2018 summit where Kim committed to permitting a resumption of U.S. remains recovery; that effort had been suspended by the U.S. in 2005. Hope Yen And Calvin Woodward,, "Fact check: Trump's statements on Iran, trade and the wall range from a little off to flatly false," 15 June 2019 This post marks the resumption of Issues & Answers for the 2019 college football season, which began yesterday., "Pac-12 is off to a 0-1 start and thank goodness we avoided breakfast starts: Issues & Answers," 25 Aug. 2019 Earnings were boosted by a one-time payment from Apple to settle their dispute and the resumption of royalty payments. Ian King, Fortune, "Qualcomm’s Lower-Than-Expected Q4 Sales Forecast Nods to Consumer Excitement for 5G," 31 July 2019 Edina calmly announced resumption of the traditional recital beginning next week after a lapse, for unknown reasons, of at least eight years. Sainted & Tainted Writers, Twin Cities, "Sainted: The wonderful group of friends Jim has made at the Hudson Arby’s," 27 July 2019 But the prospects for a resumption of U.S.-North Korea diplomacy have brightened since Trump and Kim recently exchanged personal letters. NBC News, "U.S., North Korea in talks to set up 3rd Trump-Kim summit, Moon says," 26 June 2019 The White House invited many of the biggest U.S. technology companies to discuss economic issues including a possible resumption of sales to Huawei. Los Angeles Times, "Trump meets with tech CEOs and takes a step toward easing Huawei ban," 23 July 2019 Park biologists and wolf advocates say Alaska’s resumption of hunting and trapping next to the park is also to blame for the drop. Zaz Hollander, Anchorage Daily News, "Looking to see a wolf at Denali? A grassroots bus-driver survey puts the odds at ‘not-quite nonexistent’," 29 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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to spread over or through

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