Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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INTERRUP'TION, noun [Latin interruptio.]

1. The act of interrupting, or breaking in upon progression.

2. Breach of any thing extended; interposition; as an isle separated from the continent by the interruption of the sea.

3. Intervention; interposition.

Lest the interruption of time caused

4. Stop; hinderance; obstruction caused by breaking in upon any course, current, progress or motion. An interruption may be temporary or durable. The work of the Erie canal has suffered few interruptions from storms and floods. The lava met with no interruption till it descended to the foot of the mountain. The author has met with many interruptions in the execution of his work. The speaker or the argument proceeds without interruption

5. Stop; cessation; intermission.