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Definition of "suspension" []

  • The act of suspending or the condition of being suspended, especially: (noun)
  • A temporary abrogation or cessation, as of a law or rule. (noun)
  • A temporary debarment, as from school or a privilege, especially as a punishment. (noun)
  • A postponement, as of a judgment, opinion, or decision. See Synonyms at pause. (noun)
  • Music The prolongation of one or more tones of a chord into a following chord to create a temporary dissonance. (noun)
  • An interruption or temporary revocation (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A temporary debarment, as from position, privilege, etc (noun)
  • A deferment, esp of a decision, judgment, etc (noun)
  • A postponement of execution of a sentence or the deferring of a judgment, etc (noun)
  • A temporary extinguishment of a right or title (noun)
  • Cessation of payment of business debts, esp as a result of insolvency (noun)
  • The act of suspending or the state of being suspended (noun)
  • A system of springs, shock absorbers, etc, that supports the body of a wheeled or tracked vehicle and insulates it and its occupants from shocks transmitted by the wheels (noun)
  • A device or structure, usually a wire or spring, that serves to suspend or support something, such as the pendulum of a clock (noun)
  • A dispersion of fine solid or liquid particles in a fluid, the particles being supported by buoyancy (noun)
  • The process by which eroded particles of rock are transported in a river (noun)
  • One or more notes of a chord that are prolonged until a subsequent chord is sounded, usually to form a dissonance (noun)

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Use "suspension" in a sentence
  • "It's a phrase we take for granted now, but the term "suspension of disbelief" was coined by the Romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge 1772-1834."
  • "Now, in the absence of any other information, what is implicit in the word "suspension?""
  • "So the Blackbeard West well, which we had set pipe on, and we're awaiting information from Blackbeard East and Blackbeard West, 188 that big 25,000 units being held by production, or what we call suspension of production, and this well was significant because it satisfied the requirement of the BOEM to hold that 25 down there."