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stoppage

[stop-ij] /ˈstɒp ɪdʒ/
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
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English; see stop, -age
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Examples from the web for stoppage
  • 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.
  • The stunning stoppage-time goal was, therefore, less stunning than it might have been.
  • And with the league mired in a work stoppage, the schedule is wrapped in uncertainty.
  • Dunham won via doctor's stoppage in the second round.
  • But the aim of the work stoppage, their leaders argue, was to show how much they give to the country with their labour.
  • Postal and telecoms workers and, significantly, electricity workers were preparing to join the stoppage.
  • Since many goods cannot efficiently be moved by air, a long stoppage would have meant a huge supply shock.
  • Each country compiles data based on individual criteria and therefore, no standard measure of work stoppage is available.
British Dictionary definitions for stoppage

stoppage

/ˈstɒpɪdʒ/
noun
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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Word Origin and History for stoppage
n.

mid-15c., from stop + -age.

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stoppage in Technology


/sto'p*j/ Extreme lossage that renders something (usually something vital) completely unusable. "The recent system stoppage was caused by a fried transformer."
[Jargon File]
(1995-01-24)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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