• Breech mechanism showing interrupted thread
    Breech mechanism showing interrupted thread
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n interrupter a device for automatically interrupting an electric current
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The sandwich is named for the Fourth Earl of Sandwich (1718-92), for whom sandwiches were made so that he could stay at the gambling table without interruptions for meals.
    • Interrupter (Elec) A device for opening and closing an electrical circuit; a vibrating spring or tuning fork, arranged to make and break a circuit at rapidly recurring intervals, by the action of the current itself.
    • Interrupter One who, or that which, interrupts.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n interrupter One who or that which interrupts. Also interruptor.
    • n interrupter Specifically— In electricity, any instrument for interrupting an electrical current, as the automatic arrangement used with the induction-coil.
    • n interrupter In milit. engin., an electrical device which forms part of a system of apparatus for determining the velocity of projectiles, used in connection with wire targets and chronographs. The passage of the ball or shell through a target serves to interrupt a closed electrical circuit, and thus release the automatic registering mechanism of the chronograph at the instant of passage. Often a number of targets are used, placed at accurately measured and uniform intervals in the path of the projectile, and the registered data serve as a basis for determining the variation of velocity in different parts of the path.
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  • Joel A. Barker
    Joel A. Barker
    “Those who say it can't be done are usually interrupted by others doing it.”
  • John Locke
    “There cannot be greater rudeness than to interrupt another in the current of his discourse.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “You know how you hate to be interrupted, so why are you always doing it to me.”
  • George Ade
    George Ade
    “In the city a funeral is just an interruption of traffic; in the country it is a form of popular entertainment.”
  • Lewis Mumford
    “Today, the degradation of the inner life is symbolized by the fact that the only place sacred from interruption is the private toilet.”
  • W. Edwards Deming
    W. Edwards Deming
    “The average American worker has fifty interruptions a day, of which seventy percent have nothing to do with work.”


In literature:

This interruption somewhat confused Nekhludoff, but he was glad to see that others were also dissatisfied with this interruption.
"The Awakening" by Leo Nikoleyevich Tolstoy
However, if you wish to hear my story, no more interruptions.
"Lorna Doone" by R. D. Blackmore
I was just leading up to the question of fuel, when a cry from my brother-in-law interrupted me.
"Berry And Co." by Dornford Yates
The interruption had brought him back to real life.
"John Ward, Preacher" by Margaret Deland
Still, though it were a female, would not less injury be done by gently interrupting her slumber?
"Arthur Mervyn" by Charles Brockden Brown
Eager to wound her, to return the blow, he interrupted once brutally in the midst of her merciless gossip.
"Woman Triumphant" by Vicente Blasco Ibañez
But suddenly there came an interruption.
"The Triumph of John Kars" by Ridgwell Cullum
Then the two generals joining their forces returned to Namur without interruption.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II. From William and Mary to George II." by Tobias Smollett
But she's awfully put out if anyone interrupts her when she's with Mr.
"The Way of Ambition" by Robert Hichens
But before he could finish his remark his mother interrupted him.
"Sarah's School Friend" by May Baldwin

In poetry:

Then stay thy miracle!—replace
The broken throne, repair the chain,
Restore the interrupted reign
And veil again thy patient face.
"Invocation" by Ambrose Bierce
In vain did your country appeal to you then,
You coldly refused her your money and men;
Your trade interrupted, you slunk from her wars,
And preferred British gold to the Stripes and the Stars!
"Farewell To Brother Jonathan" by Anonymous Americas
If frost returning interrupt the plough,
Then is the time, along the hardened ridge,
To drive manure, and toss around the heaps,
O'er all the surface equally dispread,
Not scattered carelessly.
"British Georgics. February" by James Grahame
The wine-loud laughter of indulged Desire
Upon his lips, and, in his eyes, the fire
Of uncontrol, he takes in reckless hands,--
And interrupts with discords,--the sad lyre
Of LOVE'S deep soul, and never understands.
"Passion" by Madison Julius Cawein
But Clarndon and Corry
Connellan beheld this sworry
With rage and imulation in their black hearts' core;
And they hired a gang of ruffins
To interrupt the muffins,
And the fragrance of the Congo on the Shannon shore.
"The Battle Of Limerick" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Why should I weary you, dear heart, with words,
Words all discordant with a foolish pain?
Thoughts cannot interrupt or prayers do wrong,
And soft and silent as the summer rain
Mine fall upon your pathway all day long.
"Till The Day Dawn" by Susan Coolidge

In news:

Other productivity tools offered by the control system include graphic simulation of axis moves and sequencing, job interruption and job prioritizing.
You can end up on some "Girl, Interrupted" nonsense if you're not careful, but if you stick the landing it's quite stirring.
In La Paz , the sun shines from April to October, nightfall the only significant interruption.
Event punctuated by thrown hands and interruptions.
Lilo and Stitch' Interrupted By Porn Flick.
Steve James and Alex Kotlowitz talk 'The Interrupters,' and limes finally explained.
Coyote sighting doesn't interrupt school day in Livonia .
Space limitations forced a design-build company to use a novel approach to critical load transfer without interruption.
Biden's Rude Interruption: "That's A Bunch of Malarky ".
We interrupt this recap to bring you some breaking real-world news: This week, Aaron Sorkin laid off most of The Newsroom 's writing staff, a move that HBO sought to spin as an ordinary bit of between-season housekeeping.
Nomination interrupts Ang Lee's 'Pirates' dream.
Sleep apnea , also called obstructive sleep apnea , is a disorder that causes interruptions of normal breathing during sleep.
On Saturday, March 10, 2012, a water main break on River Road interrupted service to about 200 customers in a small section of New Hanover in River Oaks, the Sanctuary, Rouen Court and scattered homes on River Road.
It would be a mistake to say Candy Crowley of CNN moderated the recent presidential debate because, at one point in particular, she mistook herself as a participant, interrupting Mitt Romney to tell him he was wrong when he wasn't.
As Judge Raymond Childress was preparing to sentence a 78-year-old Slidell man for molesting two children Tuesday morning, the old man interrupted.

In science:

To avoid having to interrupt the telling of our localization story, we outline the proofs of these results in Section 10 near the end of the paper.
Understanding the Random Displacement Model: From Ground-State Properties to Localization
In order to not interrupt the presentation of our main story, i.e. the proof of localization for the random displacement model, we postpone this discussion to Section 10 below.
Understanding the Random Displacement Model: From Ground-State Properties to Localization
For uni-processor systems, the non-deterministic events mainly include the I/O inputs (e.g., keyboard, network, and files, etc.) and interrupts, which are uncertain in value or timing.
Efficient Deterministic Replay Using Complete Race Detection
Here, interrupting the perimeter electrode of the trap allows two opposing electrodes of the quadrupole guide to be connected to the trap.
Storage and Adiabatic Cooling of Polar Molecules in a Microstructured Trap
For each nt value, we have recorded large sets of feedback trajectories with two different stopping conditions. 4,000 of them are interrupted by the controller at 164 ms as in Fig. 2 (fixed time stop) and about 3,900 when P(nt) is found by K to be greater than 0.8 in 3 successive iterations (fixed fidelity stop).
Real-time quantum feedback prepares and stabilizes photon number states