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A cessation; a discontinuance.
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(ˌdɪs kənˌtɪn yuˈeɪ ʃən)

a breach or interruption of continuity or unity.
[1605–15; < Middle French < Medieval Latin]
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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
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2. The condition of being stopped:
3. A cessation of continuity or regularity:
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تَوَقُّف، تَوْقيف، قَطْع
slit, stöîvun
son verme


[ˌdɪskənˌtɪnjʊˈeɪʃən] N (frm) [of practice] → abandono m; [of production] → suspensión f, interrupción f
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nAufgabe f; (of class, conversation, treatment)Abbruch m; (Comm, of line) → (Produktions)einstellung f; (of production, Jur, of case, proceedings) → Einstellung f
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(diskənˈtinju) verb
to stop or put an end to. I have discontinued my visits there.
ˈdisconˌtinuˈation noun
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Discontinuation of zero-rating regime would only add to the problems.
They said that any step in wrong direction like discontinuation of zero-rating regime would pose immense economic challenges.
In its para-wise comments, the SBP further argued that discontinuation of decimal coins did not have any change on the inflation/economy, in fact high rate of inflation reduced the purchasing power of lower denomination coins.
After seeking some time to confirm the complaints made by affected households, their grievance duly communicated to the authorities, he said no discontinuation of gas supply was reported from any part of Gulshan e Iqbal or Gulistan e Jauhar till Monday afternoon.
Their counsel, Mr Ezekiel Agunbiade, had brought the application to announce the notice of discontinuation of the suit, thereby causing the presiding judge, Justice Abiodun Adesodun, to strike out the suit.
Of these parameters, sustained response had the highest significance level with an adjusted hazard ratio, which may reflect that such patients might have already achieved a better immune control before treatment discontinuation and explain why the incidence of HBsAg seroclearance was higher in the off-therapy group.
The SBP Board has not submitted any recommendation for demonetization or discontinuation of Rs.5000 or any other banknote to Federal Government or Cabinet.
Due to its discontinuation these employees and their family will have to face the financial crises
'The SBP board has not submitted any recommendation for demonetisation or discontinuation of Rs5,000 or any other banknote to the federal government or the cabinet,' it said.