intermission definition

  • noun:
    • The act of intermitting or perhaps the condition to be intermitted.
    • A respite or recess.
    • the time between the functions of a theatrical or musical overall performance. See Synonyms at pause.
    • some slack between two performances or sessions, such at a concert, play, seminar, or spiritual system.
    • The act or the condition of intermitting; hawaii of being neglected or disused; disuse; discontinuance.
    • Cessation for a time; an intervening time frame; an interval; a temporary pause
    • The little while between acts of a play, show, opera, or other public performance as soon as the market may keep their particular seats for refreshment; -- it usually persists from 10 to 20 minutes.
    • The temporary cessation or subsidence of a fever; the area of the time involving the paroxysms of an illness. Intermission is a whole cessation, as distinguished from remission, or abatement of fever.
    • Intervention; interposition.
    • The act of intermitting, or the state of being intermitted; short-term cessation; pause: as, to work without intermission; intermission associated with pulse.
    • In medication, the temporary cessation or subsidence of an ailment, as temperature; interval between paroxysms. Intermission is an entire cessation, as distinguished from remission or abatement of temperature.
    • Period of cessation; an intervening time; interval; especially, recess at school.
    • Interference.
    • Synonyms and sleep, Suspension, etc. (see stop, n.), interval, interruption, respite.
    • the act of suspending task briefly
    • an occasion interval when there clearly was a temporary cessation of anything

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