Definition of interruption noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

      

    interruption

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˌɪntəˈrʌpʃn//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪntəˈrʌpʃn//
     
    [countable, uncountable]
     
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  1. 1  something that temporarily stops an activity or a situation; a time when an activity is stopped The birth of her son was a minor interruption to her career. an interruption to the power supply I managed to work for two hours without interruption.
  2. 2  the act of interrupting somebody/something and of stopping them from speaking He ignored her interruptions. She spoke for 20 minutes without interruption.
  3. Extra examples Can I please have this conversation on the phone without interruptions? Excuse the interruption, but can I borrow Jenny for a moment? He began again, obviously annoyed at this rude interruption. He continued speaking despite regular interruptions from the Opposition. He ignored her interruption and carried on talking. I found it hard to work with all the noise and constant interruptions. I managed to work for two hours without interruption. The game continued after a short interruption because of rain. She spoke for 20 minutes without interruption. There’s been an interruption in the power supply.
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