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Meaning of DISCONTINUATION

Pronunciation:  `diskun`tinyoo'eyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the act of discontinuing or breaking off; an interruption (temporary or permanent)
 

DISCONTINUATION is a 15 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: discontinuance
 
 Antonyms: continuance, continuation
 
 See Also: conclusion, disfranchisement, disinheritance, dismount, ending, termination

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Dis`con*tin`u*a"tion\, n. [Cf. F.
discontinuation.]
Breach or interruption of continuity; separation of parts in
a connected series; discontinuance.

      Upon any discontinuation of parts, made either by
      bubbles or by shaking the glass, the whole mercury
      falls.                                   --Sir I.
                                               Newton.

 

 

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