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"stoppage" in British English

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stoppagenoun [C]

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

UK (US and Australian English deduction) an ​amount that is taken away from the ​money that you are ​paid before you ​officiallyreceive it: Stoppages ​include things like ​pensioncontributions and ​nationalinsurance.
  • stoppage noun [C] (BUS)

Indian English an ​occasion when a ​busstops to ​allowpassengers 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 ​strikestarted 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 ​employeesstopworking 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 ​employertakes from the ​money you ​earn before you receive it to ​pay for ​tax, ​healthinsurance, etc.: The Profit Share Scheme ​allows you to ​buyshares in your ​firm out of your ​paypacket before stoppages.
(Definition of stoppage from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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