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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)
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