interruption (

     n 1: an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity; "it was
          presented without commercial breaks" [syn: break, disruption,
     2: some abrupt occurrence that interrupts; "the telephone is an
        annoying interruption"; "there was a break in the action
        when a player was hurt" [syn: break]
     3: a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation
        of something [syn: pause, intermission, break, suspension]