cessation

noun ces·sa·tion \ se-ˈsā-shən \
Updated on: 21 Nov 2017

Definition of cessation

: a temporary or final ceasing (as of action) : stop
  • mutually agreed to a cessation of fighting

Examples of cessation in a Sentence

  1. Relapses after cessation of treatment are common.

  2. the cessation of the snowstorm was a relief

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Origin and Etymology of cessation

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


CESSATION Defined for English Language Learners

cessation

noun

Definition of cessation for English Language Learners

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


CESSATION Defined for Kids

cessation

noun ces·sa·tion \ se-ˈsā-shən \

Definition of cessation for Students

: a coming to a stop


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