In`ter*rup"tion(?), n. [L. interruptio: cf. F. interruption.]
1. The act of interrupting, or breaking in upon.
2. The state of being interrupted; a breach or break, caused by the abrupt intervention of something foreign; intervention; interposition.
Sir M. Hale.
Lest the interruption of time cause you to lose the idea of one part.Dryden.
3. Obstruction caused by breaking in upon course, current, progress, or motion; stop; hindrance; as, the author has met with many
interruptions in the execution of his work; the speaker or the argument proceeds without
4. Temporary cessation; intermission; suspension.
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