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Definition of "cessation" []

  • A bringing or coming to an end; a ceasing: a cessation of hostilities. (noun)
  • A ceasing or stopping; discontinuance; pause (noun)

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Use "cessation" in a sentence
  • "The term cessation or stoppage itself indicates that what is stopped does not cease of its own accord but through exertion."
  • "That state of having been purified is called cessation, which is the third noble truth."
  • "The update, along with reactions, on the Starlog website says the cessation is 'temporary' but without an ETA for a return to print."