Definition of Intermission

1. Noun. The act of suspending activity temporarily.

Generic synonyms: Pause
Derivative terms: Intermit



2. Noun. A time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something.

Definition of Intermission

1. n. The act or the state of intermitting; the state of being neglected or disused; disuse; discontinuance.

Definition of Intermission

1. Noun. A break between two performances or sessions, such as at a concert, play, seminar, or religious assembly. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Intermission

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Medical Definition of Intermission

1. 1. The act or the state of intermitting; the state of being neglected or disused; disuse; discontinuance. 2. Cessation for a time; an intervening period of time; an interval; a temporary pause; as, to labour without intermission; an intermission of ten minutes. "Rest or intermission none I find." (Milton) 3. The temporary cessation or subsidence of a fever; the space of time between the paroxysms of a disease. Intermission is an entire cessation, as distinguished from remission, or abatement of fever. 4. Intervention; interposition. Synonym: Cessation, interruption, interval, pause, stop, rest, suspension. See Cessation. Origin: L. Intermissio: cf. F. Intermission. See Intermit. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Intermission

interminated
intermination
intermine
intermined
intermines
intermingle
intermingled
intermingledness
intermingles
intermingling
interminglings
interminiband
intermining
interministerial
intermise
intermission (current term)
intermissionless
intermissions
intermissive
intermit
intermitotic
intermits
intermitted
intermittence
intermittences
intermittencies
intermittency
intermittent
intermittent acute porphyria
intermittent albuminuria

Literary usage of Intermission

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1. Exercise in Education and Medicine by Robert Tait McKenzie (1915)
"intermission 1 minute. 3. Forearm flexion and extension 2 minutes ... intermission 1 minute 4. Hand and forearm massage 2 minutes. intermission 1 minute. 5. ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1904)
"an intermission of the services or exercises, carries a pistol about bis person to a point •o near the precise spot where the services or exercises are held ..."

3. The English Works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury by Thomas ( Hobbes (1843)
"hitherto hath been written these ten years, which this first war continued without intermission. 25. After the peace and league made between the ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"1914, when the Bavarians were incited to make a desperate, overwhelming assault. Without intermission the battle raged for three days. ..."

5. Collections by Minisink Valley Historical Society, Connecticut Historical Society (1882)
"... Gentlemen, I would with humble Thankfulness take notice of the Divine Favour, in that after the last year's painful and sorrowfull intermission [by the ..."

6. The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England Begun in the Year 1641 by Edward Hyde Clarendon (1888)
"... refreshment to those who had sat near a full year, mornings and afternoons. with little or no intermission, and in that warm region where that mischief. ..."

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