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index cessation (interlude)

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  • cessation — I (interlude) noun abeyance, adjournment, armistice, arrest, break, ceasing, cloture, delay, desistance, discontinuance, discontinuation, dormancy, embolium, halt, hiatus, inaction, inactivity, interim, intermediate time, intermissio,… …   Law dictionary

  • dormancy — noun 1. a state of quiet (but possibly temporary) inaction the volcano erupted after centuries of dormancy • Syn: ↑quiescence, ↑quiescency • Derivationally related forms: ↑quiescent (for: ↑quiescency), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • quiescence — noun 1. a state of quiet (but possibly temporary) inaction the volcano erupted after centuries of dormancy • Syn: ↑dormancy, ↑quiescency • Derivationally related forms: ↑quiescent (for: ↑quiescency), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • quiescency — noun 1. a state of quiet (but possibly temporary) inaction the volcano erupted after centuries of dormancy • Syn: ↑dormancy, ↑quiescence • Derivationally related forms: ↑quiescent, ↑dormant, ↑quiescent ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pause — Pause, n. [F., fr. L. pausa. See {Pose}.] 1. A temporary stop or rest; an intermission of action; interruption; suspension; cessation. [1913 Webster] 2. Temporary inaction or waiting; hesitation; suspence; doubt. [1913 Webster] I stand in pause… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pause — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin pausa, from Greek pausis, from pauein to stop Date: 15th century 1. a temporary stop 2. a. a break in a verse b. a brief suspension of the voice to indicate the limits and relations of sentences and… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pause — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. cessation, rest, hesitation, inactivity; lull, stop, discontinuance, suspension. v. i. desist, halt, stop, cease, break. See doubt, repose. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [A break] Syn. intermission,… …   English dictionary for students

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  • Economic Affairs — ▪ 2006 Introduction In 2005 rising U.S. deficits, tight monetary policies, and higher oil prices triggered by hurricane damage in the Gulf of Mexico were moderating influences on the world economy and on U.S. stock markets, but some other… …   Universalium

  • United Kingdom — a kingdom in NW Europe, consisting of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: formerly comprising Great Britain and Ireland 1801 1922. 58,610,182; 94,242 sq. mi. (244,100 sq. km). Cap.: London. Abbr.: U.K. Official name, United Kingdom of Great… …   Universalium

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