interruptively

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interrupt (ˌɪntəˈrʌpt)
 
vb
1.  to break the continuity of (an action, event, etc) or hinder (a person) by intrusion
2.  (tr) to cease to perform (some action)
3.  (tr) to obstruct (a view)
4.  to prevent or disturb (a conversation, discussion, etc) by questions, interjections, or comment
 
n
5.  the signal to initiate the stopping of the running of one computer program in order to run another, after which the running of the original program is usually continued
 
[C15: from Latin interrumpere, from inter- + rumpere to break]
 
inter'ruptible
 
adj
 
inter'ruptive
 
adj
 
inter'ruptively
 
adv

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