Interruption vs Preemption - What's the difference?

interruption | preemption |


As nouns the difference between interruption and preemption

is that interruption is the act of interrupting, or the state of being interrupted while preemption is the purchase of something before it is offered for sale to others.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

interruption

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • The act of interrupting, or the state of being interrupted.
  • *
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  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-21, author=(Oliver Burkeman)
  • , volume=189, issue=2, page=27, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= The tao of tech , passage=The dirty secret of the internet is that all this distraction and interruption is immensely profitable. Web companies like to boast about "creating compelling content", or offering services that let you "stay up to date with what your friends are doing"
  • A time interval during which there is a cessation of something.
  • See also

    * dead air

    preemption

    Alternative forms

    * (archaic) * (archaic) * pre-emption *

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The purchase of something before it is offered for sale to others.
  • The purchase of public land by the occupant.
  • (computing) The temporary interruption of a task without its cooperation and with the intention of resuming it at a later time.
  • (law) The displacement of a lower jurisdiction's laws when they conflict with those of a higher jurisdiction.