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[dis-kuh n-tin-yoo-ey-shuh n] /ˌdɪs kənˌtɪn yuˈeɪ ʃən/
a breach or interruption of continuity or unity:
Progress was delayed by repeated discontinuations of work.
Origin of discontinuation
1605-15; < Middle French < Medieval Latin discontinuātiōn- (stem of discontinuātiō), equivalent to discontinuāt(us) (past participle of discontinuāre to discontinue; see -ate1) + -iōn- -ion Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • We'll have to consider a choice between a planned euthanasia scheme or discontinuation of anti aging therapy.
  • There were many protests against car companies' discontinuation of plug in vehicles.
  • Hormonal contraception and physiology: a research-based theory of discontinuation due to side effects.
  • If retrograde ejaculation is caused by medications, discontinuation of the medication often restores normal ejaculation.

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