interruption interruption  /ˌɪn tə ˈrəp ʃən/


  1. (n) an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity
  2. (n) some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity
  3. (n) a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something


  1. The 1973 embargo and the 1979 supply interruption that followed the Iranian revolution helped spur reductions in demand and a spate of conservation measures.
  2. Street stickball was a welcome interruption.
  3. The partners take turns talking, without interruption.



    BRIDGEPORT -- A small generator fire at the city's train station on Water Street caused a brief interruption in rail service Wednesday night. Shortly after 8 p.m., city firefighters responded to the station's eastbound platform, where a generator caught fire in a room that opens onto the platform.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Connecticut Post

  2. BC Interruption's 2013 Preseason All American Ballot

    BC Interruption's 2013 Preseason All American Ballot
    on June 11, 2013     Source: WPXI Pittsburgh

  3. Laser Energetics Successfully Competes for US Marine Corps' $49 Million Ocular Interruption (OI) Program

    Laser Energetics, Inc. today announced that they have successfully completed their first full Contract Proposal in response to the US Marine Corps' Ocular Interruption Program. The OI Program, which Laser ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "We've dealt with emergencies before when severe weather has impacted fuel prices in Arkansas and throughout the region," Beebe said. "This situation is unique with the interruption of pipeline service, and we want to do everything we can to...
    on Sep 12, 2008 By: Mike Beebe Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "In 37 years of public appearances, through wars, protests and highly emotional events, I have never had a dialogue end this way. I believe I could have handled the situation without interruption, but again I do not know what warnings or other...
    on Sep 18, 2007 By: John Kerry Source: FOX News

  3. "This is a critical time for our nation and the American people deserve to hear both candidates speak from the heart -- without interruption -- in a civil and thoughtful format absent the partisan 'gotcha' questions that typically produce heat...
    on Aug 16, 2008 By: Rick Warren Source: AFP

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