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discontinuation

[dis-kuh n-tin-yoo-ey-shuh n] /ˌdɪs kənˌtɪn yuˈeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
a breach or interruption of continuity or unity:
Progress was delayed by repeated discontinuations of work.
Origin of discontinuation
1605-1615
1605-15; < Middle French < Medieval Latin discontinuātiōn- (stem of discontinuātiō), equivalent to discontinuāt(us) (past participle of discontinuāre to discontinue; see -ate1) + -iōn- -ion
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