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noun (interrupts)
  1. (computing) An event that causes a computer to temporarily cease what it was doing and attend to a condition
The caused the packet handler routine to run.
verb 
  1. to disturb or halt an ongoing process or action by interfere, interfering suddenly
A maverick politician repeatedly interrupted the debate by shouting.
  1. (computing) To assert to a computer that an exceptional condition must be handled.
The packet receiver circuit interrupted the microprocessor.

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