Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “interruption”

interruption

noun [C or U]
 
 
/ˌɪntəˈrʌpʃən/
an occasion when someone or something stops something from happening for a short period: constant/frequent interruptions He found he worked better at home without the constant interruptions of his staff.
an occasion when a company is prevented from operating as normal: We will endeavour to minimize supply chain interruptions. Business will continue as usual, without interruption.interruption in sth Energy traders are protected should an unexpected interruption in supply prevent them honouring their contractsinterruption of sth The strike could result in widespread interruption of US rail services.
→ See also business interruption
(Definition of interruption from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of interruption?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More Business English definitions for “interruption”

Definitions of “interruption” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

pint

a measure for liquid equal to about half a litre

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More