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stoppage

[stop-ij]
noun
1.
an act or instance of stopping; cessation of activity: the stoppage of all work at the factory.
2.
the state of being stopped: During the stoppage of bus service he drove to work.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English; see stop, -age

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stoppage (ˈstɒpɪdʒ)
 
n
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

/sto'p*j/ n. Extreme lossage that renders something (usually something vital) completely unusable. "The recent system stoppage was caused by a fried transformer."
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