pause


pause
Temporary stop. [G. pausis, cessation]
- apneic p. cessation of air flow for more than 10 seconds. See sleep apnea.
- compensatory p. the p. following an extrasystole, when the p. is long enough to compensate for the prematurity of the extrasystole; the short cycle ending with the extrasystole plus the p. following the extrasystole together equal two of the regular cycles.
- postextrasystolic p. the somewhat prolonged cycle immediately following an extrasystole.
- preautomatic p. a temporary p. in cardiac activity before an automatic pacemaker escapes. SEE ALSO: escape.
- respiratory p. cessation of air flow for less than 10 seconds. See sleep apnea.
- sinus p. a spontaneous interruption in the regular sinus rhythm, the p. lasting for a period that is not an exact multiple of the sinus cycle. SEE ALSO: sinus arrest, sinus standstill.
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(pawz) [Gr. pauein to stop] an interruption, or rest.

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  • pause — [ poz ] n. f. • 1360; lat. pausa 1 ♦ Interruption momentanée d une activité, d un travail. ⇒ arrêt, 2. break(anglic.), interruption, suspension. La pause de midi. Fam. La pause( )café (pour prendre le café). ♢ Spécialt Temps de repos interrompant …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Pause — Pause, 1) Unterbrechung, Stillstand in Etwas; 2) (Mus.), der Verzug in einem Tonstück, welchen ein Instrument od. mehre machen; 3) Notenzeichen, welches dem Spieler od. Sänger andeutet, diesen Verzug eintreten zu lassen. Die P n sind große u.… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • pause — n Pause, recess, respite, lull, intermission are comparable when they mean a temporary cessation especially in action, in activity, or in movement. Pause, though it carries an implication of expected resumption, stresses the fact of stopping… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Pause — Pause, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Paused}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pausing}.] [Cf. F. pauser, L. pausare. See {Pause}, n., {Pose}.] 1. To make a short stop; to cease for a time; to intermit speaking or acting; to stop; to wait; to rest. Tarry, pause a day or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pause — [pôz] n. [ME pawse < MFr pause < L pausa < Gr pausis, a stopping < pauein, to bring to an end < IE base * paus , to let go > OPrus pausto, wild] 1. a short period of inaction; temporary stop, break, or rest, as in speaking or… …   English World dictionary

  • pause — PAUSE. s. f. Intermission, suspension, cessation d une action, d un mouvement pour quelque temps. Il ne se dit proprement qu en parlant des personnes. Faire une pause, de longues pauses. Il fit deux ou trois pauses en chemin. la procession fit… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • pause — ► NOUN 1) a temporary stop in action or speech. 2) Music a mark ( ) over a note or rest that is to be lengthened by an unspecified amount. ► VERB ▪ stop temporarily. ● give pause (or give pause for thought) to Cf. ↑give pause to …   English terms dictionary

  • Pause — Pause, n. [F., fr. L. pausa. See {Pose}.] 1. A temporary stop or rest; an intermission of action; interruption; suspension; cessation. [1913 Webster] 2. Temporary inaction or waiting; hesitation; suspence; doubt. [1913 Webster] I stand in pause… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pause — may refer to a rest, hesitation, or temporary stop.Pause may also refer to: * Rest (music) or fermata; also specifically the whole rest in French usage * The break key on computer keyboards * A requested breakpoint during computer program… …   Wikipedia

  • Pause — Pause, v. t. To cause to stop or rest; used reflexively. [R.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pause [1] — Pause (v. griech. pausis, das »Aufhören«), Ruhepunkt, das zeitweise Aufhören oder Unterbrechen einer Tätigkeit; insbes. bei der Deklamation und im Spiel des Schauspielers das an gewissen Stellen beobachtete Innehalten und namentlich in der Musik… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon


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