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Pauses, intervals and halts - synonyms or related words

pause

noun

a short time when someone stops doing something before starting again

interval

noun

a period of time between two events

halt

noun

a temporary or permanent stop in a process

delay

noun

a situation in which something happens later or more slowly than you expected

interlude

noun

a short period of time between two longer periods

break

noun

a time at which one thing ends completely and a new thing begins

interruption

noun

a time during which something interrupts a process or activity

recess

noun

a short time between periods of work in an official organization, especially a court or parliament

intermission

noun

a short break in the middle of a play, film, concert etc

cooling-off period

noun

a period of time in which you are allowed to change your mind about a contract or agreement that you have signed

bit rot

when electronic information is lost because the software or devices needed to read it are no longer available

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