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Definition of Abrupt

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sudden; ending or changing unexpectedly; rude, brusque, unceremoniously curt; lacking continuity; steep, that involves a sudden drop
Abrupt Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To tear off or asunder.
  
(n.)
An abrupt place.
  
(a.)
Without notice to prepare the mind for the event; sudden; hasty; unceremonious.
  
(a.)
Suddenly terminating, as if cut off.
  
(a.)
Having sudden transitions from one subject to another; unconnected.
  
(a.)
Broken off; very steep, or craggy, as rocks, precipices, banks; precipitous; steep; as, abrupt places.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
hEnglish - advanced version

abrupt
\ab*rupt"\ (&?;), a. [l. abruptus, p. p. of abrumpere to break off; ab + rumpere to break. see rupture.]
1. broken off; very steep, or craggy, as rocks, precipices, banks; precipitous; steep; as, abrupt places. "tumbling through ricks abrupt,"
2. without notice to prepare the mind for the event; sudden; hasty; unceremonious. "the cause of your abrupt departure."
3. having sudden transitions from one subject to another; unconnected. the abrupt style, which hath many breaches. jonson.
4. (bot.) suddenly terminating, as if cut off.

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Beginning, ending, or changing suddenly or with a break.
Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
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English Phonetics

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JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Byr = a. short, brief; abrupt
Cwta = a. short; abrupt
Disymwth = a. sudden, abrupt
Ehegyr = a. abrupt, ad. quickly
Ffloch = a. rise, abrupt; quick
Sydyn = a. abrupt, sudden
Talmu = v. to be abrupt; to impress
Toc = what is abrupt; a cap, adv. instantly, presently
The Devil's Dictionary
Abrupt, (adj.)

Sudden, without ceremony, like the arrival of a cannon- shot and the departure of the soldier whose interests are most affected by it. Dr. Samuel Johnson beautifully said of another author's ideas that they were "concatenated without abruption."
  
The Devil's Dictionary, by Ambrose Bierce, 1911 (About)
WordNet 2.0

Adjective
1. marked by sudden changes in subject and sharp transitions; "abrupt prose"
(synonym) disconnected
(similar) staccato, disconnected
2. exceedingly sudden and unexpected; "came to an abrupt stop"; "an abrupt change in the weather"
(similar) sudden
3. extremely steep; "an abrupt canyon"; "the precipitous rapids of the upper river"; "the precipitous hills of Chinese paintings"; "a sharp drop"
(synonym) precipitous, sharp
(similar) steep
4. surprisingly and unceremoniously brusque in manner; "an abrupt reply"
(similar) discourteous
Abrupt Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
Hepatitis Central (TM) Liver Disease Medical Glossary
Sudden