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in·ter·mis·sion

(in'tĕr-mish'ŭn),
1. A temporary cessation of symptoms or of any action.
2. An interval between two paroxysms of a disease, such as malaria.
[L. intermissio, fr. intermitto, to leave off, intermit, fr. mitto, to send]

intermission

[″ + mittere, to send]
1. The interval between two paroxysms of a disease, e.g., the quiet period between two seizures or the comfortable period between two episodes of fever.
2. A temporary cessation of symptoms.
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Though director Peter Jackson wants his 3 hour-20 minute "The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King" presented without an intermission, a few overseas exhibitors will be inserting an interval.
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Patrons will no longer be segregated into upper and lower sections of the Opera House, unable to mingle during intermissions.
He also plays recorded music during the intermissions.
The success of this enterprise - which visibly increased the amount of black leather in the lobby during certain intermissions - was due to shrewd programming from the company's opulent repertory and its interactive approach with spectators.
The latter includes the winter Family Matinee, where in January the audience was treated at two intermissions to demonstrations on the Promenade of the interaction between jazz and swing by pianist Marcus Roberts and members of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra.
s recent staging of Harold Pinter's "Betrayal" did without the original London and Broadway productions' intermission, which brought the running time down to nearly 90 minutes.