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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.

    Synonyms and related words for this sense of interruption
  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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