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[in-tuh-ruhp-tid] /ˌɪn təˈrʌp tɪd/
adjective, Botany
having an irregular or discontinuous arrangement, as of leaflets along a stem.
Origin of interrupted
Related forms
noninterrupted, adjective
noninterruptedly, adverb
noninterruptedness, noun
uninterrupted, adjective
uninterruptedly, adverb
uninterruptedness, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for uninterrupted
  • The original, uninterrupted broadcast is available in its entirety online.
  • As a result, the business experienced an almost uninterrupted growth spurt.
  • And because crown molding is installed above doorframes, it is easy to get uninterrupted coverage of an entire floor.
  • Philosophers have often pointed out that uninterrupted contentment would speedily land us in unconsciousness.
  • Many people rose to their feet and applauded, as they did at the end, an uninterrupted three hours and forty-five minutes later.
  • In addition, its location in space allows for longer periods of uninterrupted observation than from ground.
  • Users will be able to get up to five hours of uninterrupted computing time from a fully charged battery.
  • Nuclear is right up there with the best while also providing continuous virtually uninterrupted power.
  • After a few hours, that light escaped from the interior of the supernova blast and could begin an uninterrupted journey our way.
  • The uninterrupted white streaks at the top of the image show the sun's progress.
British Dictionary definitions for uninterrupted


not broken, discontinued, or hindered: an uninterrupted view


broken, discontinued, or hindered
(of plant organs, esp leaves) not evenly spaced along an axis
(music) Also deceptive. (of a cadence) progressing from the dominant chord to any other, such as the subdominant or submediant
Derived Forms
interruptedly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for uninterrupted

c.1600, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of interrupt. Related: Uninterruptedly.

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