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English definition of “stoppage”

stoppage

noun [C] (MONEY)    /ˈstɒp.ɪdʒ/ US  /ˈstɑː.pɪdʒ/ UK (US and Australian English deduction)
an amount that is taken away from the money that you are paid before you officially receive it: Stoppages include things like pension contributions and national insurance.Earning money and money earnedCosts and expenses
(Definition of stoppage noun (MONEY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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