Interruption In`ter*rup"tion, n. [L. interruptio: cf. F. interruption.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of interrupting, or breaking in upon. [1913 Webster]

2. The state of being interrupted; a breach or break, caused by the abrupt intervention of something foreign; intervention; interposition. --Sir M. Hale. [1913 Webster]

Lest the interruption of time cause you to lose the idea of one part. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

4. Temporary cessation; intermission; suspension. [1913 Webster]

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