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Interrupt vs. Intervene

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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.’;

Interveneverb

(intransitive) To become involved in a situation, so as to alter or prevent an action.

‘The police had to be called to intervene in the fight.’;

Interruptverb

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

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

Interveneverb

(intransitive) To occur, fall, or come between, points of time, or events.

‘An instant intervened between the flash and the report.’; ‘I hadn't seen him since we were in school, and the intervening years had not been kind to him.’;

Interruptverb

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

‘The packet receiver circuit interrupted the microprocessor.’;

Interveneverb

(intransitive) To occur or act as an obstacle or delay.

‘Nothing intervened to prevent the undertaking.’;

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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.’;

Interveneverb

(ambitransitive) To say (something) in the middle of a conversation or discussion between other people, or to respond to a situation involving other people.

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.’;

Interveneverb

(ambitransitive) To come between, or to be between, persons or things.

‘The Mediterranean intervenes between Europe and Africa.’;

Interruptverb

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

Interveneverb

(legal) In a suit to which one has not been made a party, to put forward a defense of one's interest in the subject matter.

‘an application for leave (i.e. permission) to intervene’;

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Interrupt

Broken; interrupted.

Interveneverb

To come between, or to be between, persons or things; - followed by between; as, the Mediterranean intervenes between Europe and Africa.

Interruptverb

make a break in;

‘We interrupt the program for the following messages’;

Interveneverb

To occur, fall, or come between, points of time, or events; as, an instant intervened between the flash and the report; nothing intervened ( i. e., between the intention and the execution) to prevent the undertaking.

Interruptverb

destroy the peace or tranquility of;

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

Interveneverb

To interpose; as, to intervene to settle a quarrel.

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Interruptverb

interfere in someone else's activity;

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

Interveneverb

In a suit to which one has not been made a party, to put forward a defense of one's interest in the subject matter.

Interruptverb

terminate;

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

Interveneverb

To come between.

‘Self-sown woodlands of birch, alder, etc., intervening the different estates.’;

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.

Intervenenoun

A coming between; intervention; meeting.

Interveneverb

get involved, so as to alter or hinder an action, or through force or threat of force;

‘Why did the U.S. not intervene earlier in WW II?’;

Interveneverb

be placed or located between other things or extend between spaces and events;

‘This interludes intervenes between the two movements’; ‘Eight days intervened’;

Interveneverb

occur between other event or between certain points of time;

‘the war intervened between the birth of her two children’;

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