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A cessation; a discontinuance.


(ˌdɪs kənˌtɪn yuˈeɪ ʃən)

a breach or interruption of continuity or unity.
[1605–15; < Middle French < Medieval Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.discontinuation - 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


2. The condition of being stopped:
3. A cessation of continuity or regularity:
تَوَقُّف، تَوْقيف، قَطْع
slit, stöîvun
son verme


[ˌdɪskənˌtɪnjʊˈeɪʃən] N (frm) [of practice] → abandono m; [of production] → suspensión f, interrupción f


nAufgabe f; (of class, conversation, treatment)Abbruch m; (Comm, of line) → (Produktions)einstellung f; (of production, Jur, of case, proceedings) → Einstellung f


(diskənˈtinju) verb
to stop or put an end to. I have discontinued my visits there.
ˈdisconˌtinuˈation noun
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According to the company, discontinuation of development of JNJ-4178 does not affect the ongoing partnership with Janssen on Olysio (simeprevir), or the existing licensing agreement with Janssen in which simeprevir is included.
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Mohammad Sabir Ansari while addressing the demonstrators claimed that hundreds of the owners and workers associated with home based power looms units of Tando Adam went under severe financial constraints following the illegal discontinuation of electric on the directives of Superintendent Engineer Nawabshah and Executive Engineer Tando Adam.
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