What does PAUSE mean in DOS Commands?

This page is about the meanings of the acronym/abbreviation/shorthand PAUSE in the Computing field in general and in the DOS Commands terminology in particular.

Stop execution, display a message, and wait for operator input

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What does PAUSE mean?

pause, intermission, break, interruption, suspension(noun)
a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something

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