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1. One that interrupts: an inveterate interrupter of other people's conversations.
2. Electronics A device that periodically and automatically opens and closes an electric circuit, producing pulses.


(ˌɪntəˈrʌptə) or


1. a person or thing that interrupts
2. (Electronics) an electromechanical device for opening and closing an electric circuit


or in•ter•rup•tor

(ˌɪn təˈrʌp tər)

1. a person or thing that interrupts.
2. a device for interrupting or periodically opening and closing a circuit, as in a doorbell.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.interrupter - a device for automatically interrupting an electric currentinterrupter - a device for automatically interrupting an electric current
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"


n (Elec) → Unterbrecher m
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