[in-tuh-ruhp-shuh n] /ˌɪn təˈrʌp ʃən/
an act or instance of .
the state of being .
something that .
something that interrupts, such as a comment, question, or action
an interval or intermission
the act of interrupting or the state of being interrupted
late 14c., “a break of continuity,” from Old French interrupcion and directly from Latin interruptionem (nominative interruptio) “a breaking off, interruption, interval,” noun of action from past participle stem of interrumpere (see interrupt). Meaning “a breaking in upon some action” is from c.1400; that of “a pause, a temporary cessation” is early 15c.
[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. […]
- Interrupt list
[MS-DOS] The list of all known software interrupt calls (both documented and undocumented) for IBM PCs and compatibles, maintained and made available for free redistribution by Ralf Brown . As of late 1992, it had grown to approximately two megabytes in length.
- Interrupt priority level
The Motorola 68000 family of processors can be at an interrupt priority level from 0 (no interrupt in progress) up to 7. While the processor is handling an interrupt at one level, it will ignore other interrupts at that level or lower. (1994-11-23)
- Interrupt request
(IRQ) The name of an input found on many processors which causes the processor to suspend normal instruction execution temporarily and to start executing an interrupt handler routine. Such an input may be either “level sensitive” – the interrupt condition will persist as long as the input is active or “edge triggered” – an interrupt […]