What does interrupt mean?

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  1. (transitive) To disturb or halt (an ongoing process or action, or the person performing it) by interfering suddenly.
  2. (transitive) To divide; to separate; to break the monotony of.
  3. (computing) To assert to (a computer) that an exceptional condition must be handled.
  1. (computing) An event that causes a computer or other device to temporarily cease what it was doing and attend to a condition
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