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suspension

noun sus·pen·sion \sə-ˈspen(t)-shən\

: the act of forcing someone to leave a job, position, or place for a usually short period of time as a form of punishment : the act of suspending someone

: the act of stopping or delaying something for a usually short period of time

: the act of making something invalid or ineffective for a usually short period of time

Full Definition of SUSPENSION

1
:  the act of suspending :  the state or period of being suspended: as
a :  temporary removal (as from office or privileges)
b :  temporary withholding (as of belief or decision)
c :  temporary abrogation of a law or rule
d (1) :  the holding over of one or more musical tones of a chord into the following chord producing a momentary discord and suspending the concord which the ear expects; specifically :  such a dissonance which resolves downward — compare anticipation, retardation
(2) :  the tone thus held over
e :  stoppage of payment of business obligations :  failure —used especially of a business or a bank
f :  a rhetorical device whereby the principal idea is deferred to the end of a sentence or longer unit
2
a :  the act of hanging :  the state of being hung
b (1) :  the state of a substance when its particles are mixed with but undissolved in a fluid or solid
(2) :  a substance in this state (3) :  a system consisting of a solid dispersed in a solid, liquid, or gas usually in particles of larger than colloidal size — compare emulsion
3
:  something suspended
4
:  the means by which something is suspended; especially :  the system of devices (as springs) supporting the upper part of a vehicle on the axles

Examples of SUSPENSION

  1. He was angry about his suspension from the team.
  2. His record shows several suspensions from school.
  3. He's under suspension for breaking the rules.
  4. a suspension of the rules
  5. She was punished by suspension of her driver's license.

Origin of SUSPENSION

Middle English suspensyon, from Anglo-French suspension, from Late Latin suspension-, suspensio, from Latin suspendere
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Chemical Engineering Terms

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Rhymes with SUSPENSION

SUSPENSION Defined for Kids

suspension

noun sus·pen·sion \sə-ˈspen-shən\

Definition of SUSPENSION for Kids

1
:  the act of stopping, removing, or making someone or something ineffective for a time
2
:  the state of being stopped, removed, or made ineffective for a time <suspension of a game>
3
:  the period during which someone or something is stopped, removed, or made ineffective <a two week suspension from school>
4
:  the act of hanging :  the state of being hung
5
:  the system of springs that support the upper part of a vehicle on the axles
Medical Dictionary

suspension

noun sus·pen·sion \sə-ˈspen-chən\

Medical Definition of SUSPENSION

1
a :  the state of a substance when its particles are mixed with but undissolved in a fluid or solid b :  a substance in this state—see oral suspension
2
:  a system consisting of a solid dispersed in a solid, liquid, or gas usually in particles of larger than colloidal size
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