Interruptedly pinnate(Bot.), pinnate with small leaflets intermixed with large ones. Gray.

(In`ter*rupt"er) n.

1. One who, or that which, interrupts.

2. (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.

(In`ter*rup"tion) n. [L. interruptio: cf. F. interruption.]

1. The act of interrupting, or breaking in upon.

2. The state of being interrupted; a breach or break, caused by the abrupt intervention of something foreign; intervention; interposition. Sir M. Hale.

Lest the interruption of time cause you to lose the idea of one part.

3. Obstruction caused by breaking in upon course, current, progress, or motion; stop; hindrance; as, the author has met with many interruptions in the execution of his work; the speaker or the argument proceeds without interruption.

4. Temporary cessation; intermission; suspension.

(In`ter*rupt"ive) a. Tending to interrupt; interrupting. "Interruptive forces." H. Bushnell. In`ter*rupt"ive*ly, adv.

(In`ter*scap"u*lar) a.

1. (Anat.) Between the scapulæ or shoulder blades.

2. (Zoöl.) Pertaining to the upper back, or the part between the shoulders; as, the interscapular feathers.

(In`ter*scap"u*lars) n. pl. (Zoöl.) The interscapular feathers of a bird.

(In`ter*scend"ent) a. [See Inter- , and Ascend.] (Math.) Having exponents which are radical quantities; — said of certain powers; as, x&radic2, or x&radica.

Interscendent series, a series whose terms are interscendent quantities. Hutton.

(In`ter*scind") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Interscinded; p. pr. & vb. n. Interscinding.] [L. interscindere; inter between + scindere to cut.] To cut off. [R.]

(In`ter*scribe") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Interscribed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Interscribing.] [L. interscribere; inter between + scribere to write.] To write between. [R.]

(In`ter*se"cant) a. [L. intersecans, p. pr. of intersecare. See Intersect.] Dividing into parts; crossing; intersecting.

Interrupted to Intervert

(In`ter*rupt"ed), a.

1. Broken; intermitted; suddenly stopped.

2. (Bot.) Irregular; — said of any arrangement whose symmetry is destroyed by local causes, as when leaflets are interposed among the leaves in a pinnate leaf.

(In`ter*rupt"ed*ly), adv. With breaks or interruptions; discontinuously.

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