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Definition 1: an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity - [noun denoting act]

Samples where interruption or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it was presented without commercial breaks
  • there was a gap in his account

Synonyms for interruption in the sense of this definition

(interruption is a kind of ...) the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time

(... is a kind of interruption ) (film) a still picture that is introduced and that interrupts the action of a film

(... is a kind of interruption ) (broadcasting) a local announcement inserted into a network program

(... is a kind of interruption ) the action of interjecting or interposing an action or remark that interrupts

(... is a kind of interruption ) an instance of sudden interruption

(... is a kind of interruption ) shouting to interrupt a speech with which you disagree

Definition 2: some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity - [noun denoting event]

Samples where interruption or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the telephone is an annoying interruption
  • there was a break in the action when a player was hurt

Synonyms for interruption in the sense of this definition

(interruption is a kind of ...) an event that happens

(... is a kind of interruption ) an event that results in a displacement or discontinuity

(... is a kind of interruption ) something that makes repeated and regular interruptions or divisions

(... is a kind of interruption ) an interruption in the intensity or amount of something

(... is a kind of interruption ) one celestial body obscures another

Definition 3: a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something - [noun denoting time]

Synonyms for interruption in the sense of this definition

(interruption is a kind of ...) a definite length of time marked off by two instants

(... is a kind of interruption ) a brief suspension of play

"each team has two time-outs left"

(... is a kind of interruption ) a pause for relaxation

"people actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests"

(... is a kind of interruption ) an intermission between the first and second half of a game

(... is a kind of interruption ) time during which some action is awaited

"instant replay caused too long a delay" "he ordered a hold in the action"

(... is a kind of interruption ) an inadvertent interruption in a broadcast during which there is no sound

(... is a kind of interruption ) a pause or interruption (as in a conversation)

"after an ominous caesura the preacher continued"

(... is a kind of interruption ) a suspension of radio or tv broadcasting

(... is a kind of interruption ) a break or intermission in the occurrence of something

"a lapse of three weeks between letters"

(... is a kind of interruption ) a pause during which things are calm or activities are diminished

"there was never a letup in the noise"

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