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Pronunciation:  `intu'rupshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity; "it was presented without commercial breaks"
  2. [n]  some abrupt occurrence that interrupts; "the telephone is an annoying interruption"; "there was a break in the action when a player was hurt"
  3. [n]  a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something

INTERRUPTION is a 12 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: break, break, break, disruption, gap, intermission, pause, suspension
 See Also: abatement, abruption, barracking, blackout, breaking off, caesura, delay, delay, dislocation, disruption, eclipse, halftime, happening, heckling, hiatus, hold, holdup, interjection, interpellation, interpolation, interposition, interval, lapse, letup, lull, natural event, occultation, occurrence, postponement, punctuation, relief, reprieve, respite, respite, rest, rest period, suspension, time interval, time lag, time-out, wait



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\In`ter*rup"tion\, n. [L. interruptio: cf. F.
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 interruption.

4. Temporary cessation; intermission; suspension.

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