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in·ter·mis·sion

 (ĭn′tər-mĭsh′ən)
n.
An interval between periods of activity, as between the acts of a play. See Synonyms at pause.

[Middle English intermissioun, from Old French intermission, from Latin intermissiō, intermissiōn-, from intermissus, past participle of intermittere, to interrupt; see intermit.]

intermission

(ˌɪntəˈmɪʃən)
n
1. (Theatre) an interval, as between parts of a film
2. a period between events or activities; pause
3. the act of intermitting or the state of being intermitted
[C16: from Latin intermissiō, from intermittere to leave off, intermit]
ˌinterˈmissive adj

in•ter•mis•sion

(ˌɪn tərˈmɪʃ ən)

n.
1. a short interval allowing a rest between the acts of a play or parts of a performance.
2. a period during which action temporarily ceases; an interval between periods of activity.
3. the act of intermitting or the state of being intermitted.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin intermissiō interruption]
in`ter•mis′sive (-ˈmɪs ɪv) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.intermission - the act of suspending activity temporarilyintermission - the act of suspending activity temporarily
pause - temporary inactivity
2.intermission - a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of somethingintermission - 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"

intermission

noun interval, break, pause, stop, rest, suspension, recess, interruption, respite, lull, stoppage, interlude, cessation, let-up (informal), breathing space, entr'acte Drinks were served during the intermission.

intermission

noun
1. The condition of being temporarily inactive:
2. A pause or interval, as from work or duty:
Informal: breather.
Translations
إسْتِراحَه، فَتْرَة إسْتِراحَه
přestávka
afbrydelsepause
hlé
pārtraukumspauze
odmor

intermission

[ˌɪntəˈmɪʃən] N (= pause) → interrupción f, intermisión f; (between events) → intervalo m (Theat) → intermedio m
it went on without intermissioncontinuó sin interrupción

intermission

[ˌɪntərˈmɪʃən] n (THEATRE, CINEMA)entracte m

intermission

n
Unterbrechung f, → Pause f
(Theat, Film) → Pause f

intermission

[ˌɪntəˈmɪʃn] n (pause) → interruzione f, pausa (Theatre, Cine) → intervallo

intermission

(intəˈmiʃən) noun
a usually short pause or gap between two (television or radio) programmes, parts of a programme, play etc.
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