English noun: interruption
|1.||interruption (act) an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity|
|Samples||It was presented without commercial breaks.|
There was a gap in his account.
|Synonyms||break, disruption, gap|
|Broader (hypernym)||delay, holdup|
|Narrower (hyponym)||abruption, barracking, breaking off, cut-in, cut-in, heckling, insert, insert, interjection, interpellation, interpolation, interposition|
|2.||interruption (event) some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity|
|Samples||The telephone is an annoying interruption.|
There was a break in the action when a player was hurt.
|Broader (hypernym)||happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent|
|Narrower (hyponym)||abatement, dislocation, disruption, eclipse, hiatus, occultation, punctuation, reprieve, respite, suspension|
|3.||interruption (time) a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something|
|Synonyms||break, intermission, pause, suspension|
|Broader (hypernym)||interval, time interval|
|Narrower (hyponym)||blackout, caesura, dead air, delay, halftime, hold, lapse, letup, lull, postponement, relief, respite, rest, rest period, time lag, time-out, wait|