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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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To address this gap, researchers used calendar data from the 2011 Nepal Demographic and Health Survey to examine the timing of contraceptive initiation and the rates of method discontinuation after an abortion or delivery.
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Unlike with some medications used to treat insomnia, discontinuation of melatonin did not result in rebound insomnia.
Stephan Kutzer, COO, Lonza Pharma & Biotech Market Segment explained, "With the discontinuation of the joint venture, we will cease investing in areas that are not strategic to Lonza such as clinical developments and end product commercialization.
We will initiate discussions with the Swedish Public Employment Service and the municipality to support the process of finding new employment for the staff who are expected to be made redundant due to the planned discontinuation of the operation in Eslov," says Alex Myers, Executive Vice President of Extended Care.
Reversing all possible ventilatory and nonventilatory issues should be an integral part of the ventilator discontinuation process.
For instance, discontinuation of use that is not followed by prompt recourse to an alternative method carries the possible implication that the range of readily accessible methods may need to be widened.
Unfortunately, he said, there are no firm data that predict who might develop discontinuation syndrome, which drugs are likely to cause it, or whether medication tapering can avoid it.
Secondary endpoints were reasons for discontinuation, time to virologic failure (defined as either two consecutive HIV-1 RNA >= 50 copies/mL or one HIV-1 RNA >= 50 copies/mL followed by discontinuation) and long-term safety profile.
6/year; the mean relapse rate at discontinuation of the drug was 0.
The participants were recruited in a 12-month NSI trial, followed by a 12-month NSI discontinuation (NSID) phase.
Although the effects of method-related factors on oral contraceptive discontinuation within a current interval of use are well documented, (9) little information is available about whether women's oral contraceptive experiences affect their experiences and continuation in subsequent intervals of use.