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"stoppage" in British English

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stoppagenoun [C]

uk   /ˈstɒp.ɪdʒ/  us   /ˈstɑː.pɪdʒ/
  • stoppage noun [C] (BUS)

Indian English an occasion when a bus stops to allow passengers to get on and off
(Definition of stoppage from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"stoppage" in American English

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stoppagenoun [C]

 us   /ˈstɑp·ɪdʒ/
a time when work is stopped because of a disagreement between workers and employers: After a two-day work stoppage in early July, another strike started in September.
(Definition of stoppage from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"stoppage" in Business English

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stoppagenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈstɒpɪdʒ/ HR, WORKPLACE
an occasion when employees stop working because of a disagreement with management about pay, holidays, etc.: a one-day/24-hour, etc. stoppage The tube drivers' two-day stoppage did not cause the travel chaos that was feared.call/organize/stage a stoppage The Communication Workers Union called a one-day stoppage following the breakdown of talks over pay. The company's performance was affected by work stoppages at several North American manufacturers. begin/join a stoppage production stoppages
stoppages [plural]
HR, WORKPLACE, FINANCE an amount that an employer takes from the money you earn before you receive it to pay for tax, health insurance, etc.: The Profit Share Scheme allows you to buy shares in your firm out of your pay packet before stoppages.
(Definition of stoppage from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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