an act or instance of stopping; cessation of activity: the stoppage of all work at the factory.
the state of being stopped: During the stoppage of bus service he drove to work.

1400–50; late Middle English; see stop, -age Unabridged
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stoppage (ˈstɒpɪdʒ)
1.  the act of stopping or the state of being stopped
2.  something that stops or blocks
3.  a deduction of money, as from pay
4.  an organized cessation of work, as during a strike

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stoppage definition

/sto'p*j/ Extreme lossage that renders something (usually something vital) completely unusable. "The recent system stoppage was caused by a fried transformer."
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Example sentences
There have been small disruptions in the past, but this is the first serious
  stoppage of all major transactions.
It must be time to hold another image-destroying work stoppage.
In hockey, the home team is allowed to make the last change during any stoppage
  on the ice.
And with the league mired in a work stoppage, the schedule is wrapped in
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