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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 ?
Meg drew her low chair beside her mother's, and with a little interruption in either lap, the two women rocked and talked lovingly together, feeling that the tie of motherhood made them more one than ever.
Again came an interruption, but this time a different one.
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.
The youth had turned to speak to the dark-eyed Cora, when the distant sound of horses; hoofs, clattering over the roots of the broken way in his rear, caused him to check his charger; and, as his companions drew their reins at the same instant, the whole party came to a halt, in order to obtain an explanation of the unlooked-for interruption.
Thus, a sickness," continued Roger Chillingworth, going on, in an unaltered tone, without heeding the interruption, but standing up and confronting the emaciated and white-cheeked minister, with his low, dark, and misshapen figure, -- "a sickness, a sore place, if we may so call it, in your spirit hath immediately its appropriate manifestation in your bodily frame.
The boy, to my deep discomposure, was immensely in the right, was in a position to say to me: "Either you clear up with my guardian the mystery of this interruption of my studies, or you cease to expect me to lead with you a life that's so unnatural for a boy.
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 other man had been in the midst of a discussion with the editor when Adams and Jurgis came in; and at the suggestion of the host they resumed it after the interruption.
Personally, I struck an interruption, now, but I did not mind it, it could not have happened at a better time.
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.
But I remained firm, and, according to my resolution, on the third day of September, 1838, I left my chains, and suc- ceeded in reaching New York without the slightest interruption of any kind.
Most grateful did Elinor feel to Lady Middleton for observing, at this moment, "that it rained very hard," though she believed the interruption to proceed less from any attention to her, than from her ladyship's great dislike of all such inelegant subjects of raillery as delighted her husband and mother.