In`ter*rup"tion (?), n. [L. interruptio: cf. F. interruption.]


The act of interrupting, or breaking in upon.


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.


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.


Temporary cessation; intermission; suspension.


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