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in·ter·rupt·er

 (ĭn′tə-rŭp′tər)
n.
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.
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interrupter

(ˌɪntəˈrʌptə) or

interruptor

n
1. a person or thing that interrupts
2. (Electronics) an electromechanical device for opening and closing an electric circuit
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in•ter•rupt•er

or in•ter•rup•tor

(ˌɪn təˈrʌp tər)

n.
1. a person or thing that interrupts.
2. a device for interrupting or periodically opening and closing a circuit, as in a doorbell.
[1505–15]
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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"
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Translations

interrupter

n (Elec) → Unterbrecher m
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References in classic literature ?
Having thus, amid a general titter, played very prettily with his interrupter, the lecturer went back to his picture of the past, the drying of the seas, the emergence of the sand-bank, the sluggish, viscous life which lay upon their margins, the overcrowded lagoons, the tendency of the sea creatures to take refuge upon the mud-flats, the abundance of food awaiting them, their consequent enormous growth.
The interrupter bowed, smiled, stroked his beard, and relapsed into his chair.
'Let me think - let me think,' he said, aloud, impatiently, even pleadingly, as if to some merciless interrupter. In the turmoil of his wits, a thousand hints and hopes and threats and terrors dinning continuously in his ears, he was like one plunged in the hubbub of a crowd.
But it seemed to ridicule his interrupter, and in that light was encouraging; so he replied with amenity--
'IF,' said John Willet, turning his eyes from the ceiling to the face of his interrupter, and uttering the monosyllable in capitals, to apprise him that he had put in his oar, as the vulgar say, with unbecoming and irreverent haste; 'IF, sir, Natur has fixed upon me the gift of argeyment, why should I not own to it, and rather glory in the same?
The chevalier returned the salutation stiffly, and drew Mademoiselle Cormon toward some flower-pots at a little distance, in order to show the interrupter that he did not choose to be spied upon.
What the devil!--go on!" --without even deigning to cast a glance of disdain upon the two interrupters.
The vacuum interrupter is an essential element that plays a vital role in the operation of the virtual circuit breaker.
With the Bivona Brothers providing the music, it's up to frontwoman Aimee Interrupter to lead the charge of top-ranking, Punk-fuelled Ska influenced by their friend and mentor, Tim Armstrong from the mighty Rancid.