Interruption

In`ter*rup"tion

(?), n. [L. interruptio: cf. F. interruption.]
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1. The act of interrupting, or breaking in upon.
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2. The state of being interrupted; a breach or break, caused by the abrupt intervention of something foreign; intervention; interposition. Sir M. Hale.
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Lest the interruption of time cause you to lose the idea of one part.
Dryden.
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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 interruption.
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4. Temporary cessation; intermission; suspension.
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