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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.]
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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]
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in•ter•mis•sion(ˌɪn tərˈmɪʃ ən)
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.
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|Noun||1.||intermission - the act of suspending activity temporarily|
pause - temporary inactivity
|2.||intermission - a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something|
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"
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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.
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1. The condition of being temporarily inactive:
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إسْتِراحَه، فَتْرَة إسْتِراحَه
intermission[ˌɪntəˈmɪʃən] N (= pause) → interrupción f, intermisión f; (between events) → intervalo m (Theat) → intermedio m
it went on without intermission → continuó sin interrupción
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intermission[ˌɪntərˈmɪʃən] n (THEATRE, CINEMA) → entracte m
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a usually short pause or gap between two (television or radio) programmes, parts of a programme, play etc. pouse إسْتِراحَه، فَتْرَة إسْتِراحَه прекъсване intervalo přestávka die Unterbrechung afbrydelse; pause διάλειμμαdescanso, intermedio vaheaeg تنفس؛ انتراکت väliaika pause, entracteהפסקה मध्यान्तर prekid, stanka szünet saat sela, istirahat hlé intervallo 休憩時間 (TV 프로그램 등의) 휴식 시간 pertrauka pārtraukums; pauze masa rehat pauzepause antrakt, przerwa په راديو اويا تلويزيون كښې يوه لنډه وقفه intervalo pauză, antract перерыв prestávka premor pauza uppehåll, avbrott, paus เวลาพัก ara, fasıla 中場休息 перерва, пауза وقفہ lúc tạm nghỉ 幕间休息
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