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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of interrupt.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Broken; intermitted; suddenly stopped.
- adj. Irregular; -- said of any arrangement whose symmetry is destroyed by local causes, as when leaflets are interposed among the leaves in a pinnate leaf.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Broken; intermitted; fitful; acting irregularly or unequally.
- In botany: Having the principal leaflets divided by intervals of smaller ones: applied to compound leaves.
- Having the larger spikes divided by a series of smaller ones: applied to flowers: opposed to continuous.
- In zoology, suddenly stopped; having a gap or hiatus: as, an interrupted stria.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. intermittently stopping and starting
- adj. discontinued temporarily
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