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Definition of interruption:

  1. 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.
  2. Temporary cessation; intermission; suspension.
  3. The act of interrupting, or breaking in upon.
  4. The state of being interrupted; a breach or break, caused by the abrupt intervention of something foreign; intervention; interposition.

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geological fault, hanging, jailbreak, breach, prison-breaking, dangling, faulting, break, kerfuffle, respite, abatement, holding over, continue, intrusion, discontinuation, suspension, commotion, disruption, breakage, crack, breakout, parenthesis, col, lacuna, good luck, gaolbreak, dislocation, perturbation, hurly burly, time out, intermission, opening, disturbance, shift, temporary removal, to-do, abeyance, fault, arrest, interference, suspension system, break of serve, hoo-ha, open frame, fracture, discontinuity, spread, rift, pause, gap, flutter, falling out, prisonbreak, hoo-hah, rupture, breaking, happy chance, severance.

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