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cessation

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noun ces·sa·tion \se-ˈsā-shən\

Simple Definition of cessation

  • : a stopping of some action : a pause or stop

Full Definition of cessation

  1. :  a temporary or final ceasing (as of action) :  stop

Examples of cessation

  1. Relapses after cessation of treatment are common.

  2. <the cessation of the snowstorm was a relief>



Origin of cessation

Middle English cessacioun, from Middle French cessation, from Latin cessation-, cessatio delay, idleness, from cessare to delay, be idle — more at cease


First Known Use: 15th century


CESSATION Defined for Kids

cessation

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noun ces·sa·tion \se-ˈsā-shən\

Definition of cessation

  1. :  a coming to a stop





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