interruption-n; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: a perceivable gap or discontinuity in a form

Commentary: INTERRUPTION[+form][+discontinuity][+gap][+perceivable]

The fields of corn stretched for miles with only the occasional interruption of a silo or barn on the horizon.
The interior decorated livened up the neutrals of the room's walls and furnishings with a few interruptions of bright color - red silk pillows and a cobalt blue vase.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: an abrupt hindrance to an ongoing activity

Commentary: INTERRUPTION[+event][+hindrance][+abrupt][+to_activity][+ongoing]

There were too many interruptions this morning for me to be able to finish my report.
The speaker tried to ignore the frequent interruptions from hecklers in the audience.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: the length of time of a temporary cessation

Commentary: INTERRUPTION[+quantity][+span][+temporal][+cessation][+temporary]
NOTE: refers to a time period when the temporary cessation occurred

The ice storm caused an interruption of power to our neighborhood for two days.
The program will be aired in its entirety without commercial interruption. (time periods for ads)
We enjoyed a brief interruption of cool weather during the heat wave last summer.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3