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Interrupt vs. Abort

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Interruptverb

(ambitransitive) To disturb or halt (an ongoing process or action, or the person performing it) by interfering suddenly.

‘A maverick politician repeatedly interrupted the debate by shouting.’;

Abortnoun

(obsolete) A miscarriage; an untimely birth; an abortion.

Interruptverb

(transitive) To divide; to separate; to break the monotony of.

‘The evenness of the road was not interrupted by a single hill.’;

Abortnoun

The product of a miscarriage; an aborted offspring; an abortion.

Interruptverb

To assert to (a computer) that an exceptional condition must be handled.

‘The packet receiver circuit interrupted the microprocessor.’;

Abortnoun

An early termination of a mission, action, or procedure in relation to missiles or spacecraft; the craft making such a mission.

‘We've had aborts on three of our last seven launches.’;

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Interruptnoun

An event that causes a computer or other device to temporarily cease what it was doing and attend to a condition.

‘The interrupt caused the packet handler routine to run.’;

Abortnoun

(computing) The function used to abort a process.

Interruptverb

To break into, or between; to stop, or hinder by breaking in upon the course or progress of; to interfere with the current or motion of; to cause a temporary cessation of; as, to interrupt the remarks of anyone speaking.

‘Do not interrupt me in my course.’;

Abortnoun

(computing) An event in which a process is aborted.

‘We've had three aborts over the last two days.’;

Interruptverb

To divide; to separate; to break the monotony of; as, the evenness of the road was not interrupted by a single hill.

Abortverb

To miscarry; to bring forth (non-living) offspring prematurely.

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Interrupt

Broken; interrupted.

Abortverb

To cause a premature termination of (a fetus); to end a pregnancy before term.

Interruptverb

make a break in;

‘We interrupt the program for the following messages’;

Abortverb

(transitive) To end prematurely; to stop in the preliminary stages; to turn back.

Interruptverb

destroy the peace or tranquility of;

‘Don't interrupt me when I'm reading’;

Abortverb

(intransitive) To stop or fail at something in the preliminary stages.

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Interruptverb

interfere in someone else's activity;

‘Please don't interrupt me while I'm on the phone’;

Abortverb

To become checked in normal development, so as either to remain rudimentary or shrink away wholly; to cease organic growth before maturation; to become sterile.

Interruptverb

terminate;

‘She interrupted her pregnancy’; ‘break a lucky streak’; ‘break the cycle of poverty’;

Abortverb

To cause an organism to develop minimally; to cause rudimentary development to happen; to prevent maturation.

Interrupt

In digital computers, an interrupt is a response by the processor to an event that needs attention from the software. An interrupt condition alerts the processor and serves as a request for the processor to interrupt the currently executing code when permitted, so that the event can be processed in a timely manner.

Abortverb

To abandon a mission at any point after the beginning of the mission and prior to its completion.

Abortverb

To terminate a mission involving a missile or rocket; to destroy a missile or rocket prematurely.

Abortverb

To terminate a process prior to completion.

Abortverb

To miscarry; to bring forth young prematurely.

Abortverb

To become checked in normal development, so as either to remain rudimentary or shrink away wholly; to become sterile.

Abortverb

to stop, cease, or fail prior to normal completion.

Abortverb

to cause (an action or process) to stop at an early stage, or before normal completion; as, to abort a rocket flight.

Abortnoun

An untimely birth.

Abortnoun

An aborted offspring.

Abortverb

terminate before completion;

‘abort the mission’; ‘abort the process running on my computer’;

Abortverb

terminate a pregnancy by undergoing an abortion

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