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dis·con·tin·u·ance

 (dĭs′kən-tĭn′yo͞o-əns)
n.
1. The act or an instance of discontinuing or the condition of being discontinued; cessation.
2. Law
a. The plaintiff's failure to proceed in a legal action.
b. The plaintiff's agreement to the dismissal of a legal action.

dis•con•tin•u•ance

(ˌdɪs kənˈtɪn yu əns)

n.
1. the act of discontinuing or the state of being discontinued.
2. the termination of a lawsuit by some act of the plaintiff.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Anglo-French]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.discontinuance - the act of discontinuing or breaking off; an interruption (temporary or permanent)
ending, termination, conclusion - the act of ending something; "the termination of the agreement"
disfranchisement - the discontinuation of a franchise; especially the discontinuation of the right to vote
disinheritance - the act by a donor that terminates the right of a person to inherit
phase-out - the act or instance of a planned discontinuation
prorogation - discontinuation of the meeting (of a legislative body) without dissolving it
dismount - the act of dismounting (a horse or bike etc.)
continuance, continuation - the act of continuing an activity without interruption

discontinuance

noun
2. The condition of being stopped:
3. A cessation of continuity or regularity:
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2 million, impacted by the sale of the tabletop product lines in September 2005, inventory shortages, vendor and customer uncertainty, post-holiday overstocks at retailers and planned product discontinuances.
Educate the sales force regarding the discontinuances and substitutions;
The amendment also enables RCPC to exclude from the definition of EBITDA under the Credit Agreement up to $25 million of restructuring charges and charges for certain product returns and/or product discontinuances.
The amendment would also enable RCPC to exclude from the definition of EBITDA under the Credit Agreement up to $25 million of restructuring charges and charges for certain product returns and/or product discontinuances.
These discontinuances reflect changes made by other industry stakeholders," said Peter Marshall, senior vice-president, CN Western Canada Region.