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in·ter·rupt

 (ĭn′tə-rŭpt′)
v. in·ter·rupt·ed, in·ter·rupt·ing, in·ter·rupts
v.tr.
1. To break the continuity or uniformity of: Rain interrupted our baseball game.
2. To stop (someone engaged in an activity) by saying or doing something: The baby interrupted me while I was on the phone.
v.intr.
To cause an activity to stop by saying or doing something.
n. Computers
1. A signal to a computer that stops the execution of a running program so that another action can be performed.
2. A circuit that conveys a signal stopping the execution of a running program.

[Middle English interrupten, from Old French interrupte, interrupted, from Latin interruptus, past participle of interrumpere, to break off : inter-, inter- + rumpere, to break; see reup- in Indo-European roots.]

in′ter·rupt′i·ble adj.
in′ter·rup′tion n.
in′ter·rup′tive adj.

interruption

(ˌɪntəˈrʌpʃən)
n
1. something that interrupts, such as a comment, question, or action
2. an interval or intermission
3. the act of interrupting or the state of being interrupted

in•ter•rup•tion

(ˌɪn təˈrʌp ʃən)

n.
1. an act or instance of interrupting.
2. the state of being interrupted.
3. something that interrupts.
4. cessation; intermission.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.interruption - an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity; "it was presented without commercial breaks"; "there was a gap in his account"
cut-in, insert - (film) a still picture that is introduced and that interrupts the action of a film
cut-in, insert - (broadcasting) a local announcement inserted into a network program
delay, holdup - the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time
interposition, interjection, interpellation, interpolation - the action of interjecting or interposing an action or remark that interrupts
abruption, breaking off - an instance of sudden interruption
barracking, heckling - shouting to interrupt a speech with which you disagree
2.interruption - some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity; "the telephone is an annoying interruption"; "there was a break in the action when a player was hurt"
happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent - an event that happens
dislocation, disruption - an event that results in a displacement or discontinuity
punctuation - something that makes repeated and regular interruptions or divisions
abatement, hiatus, reprieve, respite, suspension - an interruption in the intensity or amount of something
eclipse, occultation - one celestial body obscures another
3.interruption - a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of somethinginterruption - a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something
interval, time interval - a definite length of time marked off by two instants
lapse - a break or intermission in the occurrence of something; "a lapse of three weeks between letters"
blackout - a suspension of radio or tv broadcasting
caesura - a pause or interruption (as in a conversation); "after an ominous caesura the preacher continued"
dead air - an inadvertent interruption in a broadcast during which there is no sound
delay, postponement, time lag, wait, hold - time during which some action is awaited; "instant replay caused too long a delay"; "he ordered a hold in the action"
halftime - an intermission between the first and second half of a game
rest period, rest, respite, relief - a pause for relaxation; "people actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests"
time-out - a brief suspension of play; "each team has two time-outs left"
letup, lull - a pause during which things are calm or activities are diminished; "there was never a letup in the noise"

interruption

noun
1. disruption, break, halt, obstacle, disturbance, hitch, intrusion, obstruction, impediment, hindrance The sudden interruption stopped her in mid-flow.
2. stoppage, stop, pause, suspension, cessation, severance, hiatus, disconnection, discontinuance interruptions in the supply of food and fuel

interruption

noun
A cessation of continuity or regularity:
Translations
شَيءٌ يقاطِعمُقَاطَعَةٌمُقاطَعَه،إيقاف، تَوَقُّف
přerušenívyrušování
afbrydelse
keskeytys
prekid
félbeszakításközbejött akadály
truflun, ónæîi
中断
방해
vyrušovanie
prekinitev
avbrott
การหยุดชะงัก
ara vermekarışmakesintikesintiye uğratan şeymüdahale
sự chen ngang

interruption

[ɪntəˈrʌpʃən] Ninterrupción f
I need to be able to work without interruptionnecesito poder trabajar sin interrupciones or sin que nadie me interrumpa

interruption

[ˌɪntəˈrʌpʃən] n
[speaker] → interruption f
[process, activity, event] → interruption f
without interruption (= without a break) → sans interruption
I was able to get on with my work without interruption
BUT Je pus m'atteler au travail sans être interrompu.
I was able to get on with my work without further interruption → Je pus m'atteler au travail sans plus d'interruption.

interruption

nUnterbrechung f; (of work, activity, traffic flow also)Störung f; (of view)Versperrung f; without interruptionohne Unterbrechung, ununterbrochen; an interruption to her careereine Unterbrechung ihrer Karriere

interruption

[ˌɪntəˈrʌpʃn] ninterruzione f

interrupt

(intəˈrapt) verb
1. to stop a person while he is saying or doing something, especially by saying etc something oneself. He interrupted her while she was speaking; He interrupted her speech; Listen to me and don't interrupt!
2. to stop or make a break in (an activity etc). He interrupted his work to eat his lunch; You interrupted my thoughts.
3. to cut off (a view etc). A block of flats interrupted their view of the sea.
ˌinterˈruption (-ʃən) noun
1. the act of interrupting or state of being interrupted. His failure to complete the job was due to constant interruption.
2. something that interrupts. I get too many interruptions in my work.

interruption

مُقَاطَعَةٌ přerušení afbrydelse Unterbrechung διακοπή interrupción keskeytys interruption prekid interruzione 中断 방해 onderbreking avbrytelse przerwanie interrupção прерывание avbrott การหยุดชะงัก müdahale sự chen ngang 打断

in·terr·up·tion

n. interrupción.

interruption

n interrupción f
References in classic literature ?
Subject to this, and other the like interruptions now and then, a conversation was sustained between the two parties; but at intervals not without still another interruption of a very different sort.
The parrot fortunately offered no further interruption to the entertainment, the whole venom of his nature apparently having been cherished up and hurled against the twins in that one impetuous outburst.
Personally, I struck an interruption, now, but I did not mind it, it could not have happened at a better time.
She arose at daybreak, in order to attend mass, and she worked without interruption until night; then, when dinner was over, the dishes cleared away and the door securely locked, she would bury the log under the ashes and fall asleep in front of the hearth with a rosary in her hand.
And I have never left him,' pursued Bradley, waving the interruption aside with an impatient hand, 'since they began.
Lady Montbarry's interruption had roused her sense of what was due to herself.
Duncan went to the door; and returned, to his master, with an excuse for the interruption, in the shape of a telegram!
Many years later, during the month when I was waiting for my passport as Consul for Venice, and had the time on my hands, I passed it chiefly in reading all his novels, one after another, without the interruption of other reading.
The professor, in annoyance, and, as it were, mental suffering at the interruption, looked round at the strange inquirer, more like a bargeman than a philosopher, and turned his eyes upon Sergey Ivanovitch, as though to ask: What's one to say to him?
By his help the fire got warmed up to the blazing point, and he might have had the happiness of seeing the flames show up in another moment, but for the interruption of a knock on the door--an interruption which fretted him as much as it gratified Wilson.
Ladies and Gentlemen," he began, amid a sustained interruption from the back.
Again came an interruption, but this time a different one.