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noun [countable/uncountable] interruption pronunciation in British English /ˌɪntəˈrʌpʃən/
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  1. 1
    something that someone says or does that stops someone else when they are speaking or concentrating on something
    He carried on, ignoring interruptions from the defence lawyer.
  2. 2
    the act of stopping something for a period of time
    The state is experiencing increasing interruptions to its power supplies.
  3. 3
    a time during which something interrupts a process or activity
    The programme started again after a two-year interruption.


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