Meaning of intermission

in•ter•mis•sion

Pronunciation: (in"tur-mish'un), [key]
— n.
  1. a short interval between the acts of a play or parts of a public performance, usually a period of approximately 10 or 15 minutes, allowing the performers and audience a rest.
  2. a period during which action temporarily ceases; an interval between periods of action or activity: They studied for hours without an intermission.
  3. the act or fact of intermitting; state of being intermitted: to work without intermission.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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