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interrupt 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
/ˌintəˈrəpt/,
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interrupts, 3rd person singular present; interrupting, present participle; interrupted, past tense; interrupted, past participle;
  1. Stop the continuous progress of (an activity or process)
    • - the buzzer interrupted his thoughts
  2. Stop (someone speaking) by saying or doing something
    • - “Of course …” Shepherd began, but his son interrupted him
    • - “Hold on,” he interrupted
  3. Break the continuity of (a line or surface)
    • - the coastal plain is interrupted by chains of large lagoons
  4. Obstruct (something, esp. a view)


  1. a signal that temporarily stops the execution of a program so that another procedure can be carried out
  2. make a break in; "We interrupt the program for the following messages"
  3. destroy the peace or tranquility of; "Don't interrupt me when I'm reading"
  4. interfere in someone else's activity; "Please don't interrupt me while I'm on the phone"
  5. terminate; "She interrupted her pregnancy"; "break a lucky streak"; "break the cycle of poverty"
  6. (interrupted) discontinued temporarily; "we resumed the interrupted discussion"
  7. In computing, an interrupt is an asynchronous signal indicating the need for attention or a synchronous event in software indicating the need for a change in execution.
  8. An event that causes a computer to temporarily cease what it was doing and attend to a condition; to disturb or halt an ongoing process or action by interfering suddenly; To assert to a computer that an exceptional condition must be handled
  9. (Interrupted) descriptive of a structure, the pattern or sequence of whose elements is broken by the insertion of other elements
  10. (Interrupted) One which contains alternating reaches, that are either perennial, intermittent, or ephemeral.
  11. (interrupted) Having parts spaced unevenly, clustered; pertaining especially to inflorescences in which the flowers are clustered. (see continuous)
  12. (Interrupting) Lets you put a waiting job on hold while you perform a timer or polled job.
  13. (Interrupts) An efficient method to quickly request a computer's attention to a particular external event.
  14. (interrupts) The slowest but most common method to move acquired data from the hardware to system memory. Interrupt signals can be generated when one sample is acquired or when multiple samples are acquired.
  15. An external signal causing the execution of a program to be suspended.
  16. An event triggered by either hardware or software that causes the processor to first suspend execution of its current process and store information about that process, and then invoke one or more interrupt handlers to decide when and how to handle the new event.
  17. An asynchronous operating condition that disrupts normal execution and transfers control to an interrupt handler. Interrupts are usually initiated by I/O devices requiring service from the processor.
  18. An Interrupt is a signal that informs the OS that something has occurred.
  19. When one character cuts off another character's dialogue, sometimes marked with an ... but better marked with an em dash (--).
  20. Stop a process in such a way that it can be resumed.
  21. A temporary break in the CPU's normal execution of program instructions, to allow it to handle a request from a peripheral.
  22. one of a small number of fixed addresses on your computer that can send signals to the CPU to interrupt the current processing with some time critical processing relating to the attached device
  23. [BSG] The 645 /6180 CPU has a separate set of 32 interrupt vectors and fault vectors. Interrupts are always generated external to the processor, by the System Control Unit (SCU), in which the interrupt might have been "set" by another processor or the I/O box (see GIOC, IOM). ...
  24. Stop a person who is speaking in order to say or do something.
  25. sending a signal to a process to terminate the process with varying degrees of severity. Some signals terminate processes more severely than others.