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English noun: interruption

1. interruption (act) an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity


SamplesIt was presented without commercial breaks.
There was a gap in his account.


Synonymsbreak, 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


SamplesThe telephone is an annoying interruption.
There was a break in the action when a player was hurt.


Synonymsbreak


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


Synonymsbreak, 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









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