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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 of stoppage
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English; see stop, -age
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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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/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)

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