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halt

Chiefly Brit a minor railway station, without permanent buildings
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halt

[hȯlt]
(computer science)
The cessation of the execution of the sequence of operations in a computer program resulting from a halt instruction, hang-up, or interrupt.
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halt

An operation code that causes the CPU to stop.
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At noon, they halted and made a hasty repast; and then bent their course so as to regain the route from which they had diverged.
He halted for a moment, leaned against a post like a drunken man, then followed the two merry knaves.
While affecting to examine the group, which still lingered at the spot where it had first halted, as if to discover the characters of those who composed it, he plainly saw that Ishmael contemplated immediate hostilities.
The squatter, who was in truth slowly retiring, instantly halted his party, and showed a willing front.
But when he was within ten paces of the king Umslopogaas lifted Groan-Maker again, and Galazi held the Watcher on high, and every man halted where he was, while once more the dust flew up in clouds.
At the main entrance we were halted by a cordon of armed guards.
At length we were halted in a spacious chamber in the centre of the temple.
After we had crawled in this disgusting fashion for a matter of a couple of hundred feet we were halted by our escort.
It was all that they could do to get the guns up the rise aided by the infantry, and having reached the village of Gruntersdorf they halted. It had grown so dark that one could not distinguish the uniforms ten paces off, and the firing had begun to subside.
The whole moving mass began pressing closer together and a report spread that they were ordered to halt: evidently those in front had halted. All remained where they were in the middle of the muddy road.
'No cattle-laden vehicle will be halted on roads without specific allegation.
This is the response: Within 100 days of being appointed health secretary, Jeane Freeman instructed the use of transvaginal mesh in NHS Scotland was to be halted. Through the CMO she set out to health boards that the halt would only be lifted if a Restricted Use Protocol could be developed to her satisfaction and that high vigilance procedures needed to be put in place in every board - actions that were set out in Parliament in September.