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.Dryden.
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
4. Temporary cessation; intermission; suspension.
(In`ter*rupt"ive) a. Tending to interrupt; interrupting. "Interruptive forces." H. Bushnell.
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.
Interscendent series, a series whose terms are interscendent quantities. Hutton.
(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.
(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.