Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun interruption

3 senses of interruption

Sense 1
break, interruption, disruption, gap -- (an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity; "it was presented without commercial breaks"; "there was a gap in his account")
       => delay, holdup -- (the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time)

Sense 2
interruption, break -- (some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity; "the telephone is an annoying interruption"; "there was a break in the action when a player was hurt")
       => happening, occurrence, occurrent, natural event -- (an event that happens)

Sense 3
pause, intermission, break, interruption, suspension -- (a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something)
       => time interval, interval -- (a definite length of time marked off by two instants)

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