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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-bruhp-shuh n]
    • /əˈbrʌp ʃən/
    • /əˈbrʌpʃn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-bruhp-shuh n]
    • /əˈbrʌp ʃən/

Definitions of abruption word

  • noun abruption a breaking off of a part or parts from a mass 3
  • noun abruption a sudden breaking away (of parts of a mass or, esp., of the placenta from the uterus) 3
  • noun abruption a sudden breaking off. 1
  • noun abruption The sudden breaking away of a portion from a mass. 1
  • noun abruption (archaic) A sudden termination or interruption. 0
  • noun abruption A sudden breaking off; a violent separation of bodies. 0

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Origin of abruption

First appearance:

before 1600
One of the 39% oldest English words
First recorded in 1600-10, abruption is from the Latin word abruptiōn- (stem of abruptiō). See abrupt, -ion

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Parts of speech for Abruption


abruption popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 69% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

abruption usage trend in Literature

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