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discontinuance

dis·con·tin·u·ance

discontinuance

 
pronunciation:
dIs kn tIn yu ns
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of stopping or condition of being stopped; interruption.
Complaints about the product caused the eventual discontinuance of its manufacture.
antonyms:
continuance, continuation
similar words:
break, cease, cessation, stop
definition 2: in law, the ending of a court proceeding before trial, usu. by a plaintiff.
antonyms:
continuance