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Stopped Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    stop n
  1. the event of something ending; "it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill" [syn: halt]
  2. the act of stopping something; "the third baseman made some remarkable stops"; "his stoppage of the flow resulted in a flood" [syn: stoppage]
  3. a brief stay in the course of a journey; "they made a stopover to visit their friends" [syn: stopover, layover]
  4. the state of inactivity following an interruption; "the negotiations were in arrest"; "held them in check"; "during the halt he got some lunch"; "the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow"; "he spent the entire stop in his seat" [syn: arrest, check, halt, hitch, stay, stoppage]
  5. a spot where something halts or pauses; "his next stop is Atlanta"
  6. a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it; "his stop consonants are too aspirated" [syn: stop consonant, occlusive, plosive consonant, plosive speech sound, plosive] [ant: continuant consonant}]
  7. a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations; "in England they call a period a stop" [syn: period, point, full stop, full point]
  8. (music) a knob on an organ that is pulled to change the sound quality from the organ pipes; "the organist pulled out all the stops"
  9. a mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens; "the new cameras adjust the diaphragm automatically" [syn: diaphragm]
  10. a restraint that checks the motion of something; "he used a book as a stop to hold the door open" [syn: catch] 1
  11. an obstruction in a pipe or tube; "we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe" [syn: blockage, block, closure, occlusion, stoppage]
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  • Stopped note: Fingered tremolo s, the rapid alternation of two notes, are best between two stopped notes on one string, in which case it is limited to ...
  • Stopped process: In mathematics , a stopped process is a stochastic process that is forced to assume the same value after a prescribed (possibly random) ...
  • Stopped flow: A stopped flow instrument is a rapid mixing device used to study the chemical kinetics of a reaction in solution. After two or more ...

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* The trouble with fighting for human freedom is that one spends most of one's time defending scoundrels. For it is against scoundrels that oppressive laws are first aimed, and oppression must be stopped at the beginning if it is to be stopped at all. - H.L. Mencken

* We are called the nation of inventors. And we are. We could still claim that title and wear its loftiest honors if we had stopped with the first thing we ever invented, which was human liberty. - Mark Twain

* Because I could not stop for Death -- He kindly stopped for me -- The carriage held but just ourselvesAnd immortality. - Emily Dickinson


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