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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.


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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