a tall fern, Osmunda claytoniana, of eastern North America and eastern Asia, having an interruption of growth in the center of some fronds.
noun 1. a screw having the thread interrupted in one or more places by longitudinal channels, as in the breech of a cannon or the lead screw of a lathe. noun 1. a screw with a slot or slots cut into the thread, esp one used in the breech of some guns permitting both engagement […]
- Interrupt handler
software A routine which is executed when an interrupt occurs. Interrupt handlers typically deal with low-level events in the hardware of a computer system such as a character arriving at a serial port or a tick of a real-time clock. Special care is required when writing an interrupt handler to ensure that either the interrupt […]
[in-tuh-ruhp-ter] /ˌɪn təˈrʌp tər/ noun 1. a person or thing that . 2. Electricity. a device for or periodically opening and closing a circuit, as in a doorbell. /ˌɪntəˈrʌptə/ noun 1. a person or thing that interrupts 2. an electromechanical device for opening and closing an electric circuit
[verb in-tuh-ruhpt; noun in-tuh-ruhpt] /verb ˌɪn təˈrʌpt; noun ˈɪn təˌrʌpt/ verb (used with object) 1. to cause or make a break in the continuity or uniformity of (a course, process, condition, etc.). 2. to break off or cause to cease, as in the middle of something: He interrupted his work to answer the bell. 3. […]