1 : lack of connection or continuity
2 : temporary cessation or suspension
3 : some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity
4 : the act of discontinuing or breaking off; an interruption (temporary or permanent)
5 : a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something
6 : the action of interjecting or interposing an action or remark that interrupts
7 : an interruption in the intensity or amount of something