As verbs the difference between interrupt and preempt
is that interrupt
is to disturb or halt an ongoing process or action by interfering suddenly while preempt
As a noun interrupt
is (computing) an event that causes a computer to temporarily cease what it was doing and attend to a condition.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
To disturb or halt an ongoing process or action by interfering suddenly.
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- Do not interrupt me in my course.
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To divide; to separate; to break the monotony of.
(computing) To assert to a computer that an exceptional condition must be handled.
- The evenness of the road was not interrupted by a single hill.
(computing) An event that causes a computer to temporarily cease what it was doing and attend to a condition
- The interrupt caused the packet handler routine to run.
* hardware interrupt
* interrupt handler
* non-maskable interrupt, NMI
* software interrupt
to appropriate something (before someone else does)
to displace something, or take precedence over something
(bridge) to make a preemptive bid at bridge