Definition of Suspension

1. Noun. A mixture in which fine particles are suspended in a fluid where they are supported by buoyancy.

Generic synonyms: Mixture
Specialized synonyms: Slurry, Resuspension, Mash, Vapor, Vapour
Derivative terms: Suspend

2. Noun. A time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something.

3. Noun. Temporary cessation or suspension.
Exact synonyms: Abeyance
Generic synonyms: Inaction, Inactiveness, Inactivity
Specialized synonyms: Cold Storage, Deferral, Recess, Moratorium, Stand-down, Standdown
Derivative terms: Abeyant, Suspend

4. Noun. An interruption in the intensity or amount of something.
Exact synonyms: Abatement, Hiatus, Reprieve, Respite
Generic synonyms: Break, Interruption
Specialized synonyms: Defervescence, Remission, Remittal, Subsidence
Derivative terms: Abate, Suspend

5. Noun. A mechanical system of springs or shock absorbers connecting the wheels and axles to the chassis of a wheeled vehicle.
Exact synonyms: Suspension System
Group relationships: Car, Railcar, Railroad Car, Railway Car, Automotive Vehicle, Motor Vehicle
Generic synonyms: Mechanical System
Terms within: Cushion, Shock, Shock Absorber

6. Noun. The act of suspending something (hanging it from above so it moves freely). "There was a small ceremony for the hanging of the portrait"
Exact synonyms: Dangling, Hanging
Generic synonyms: Support, Supporting
Derivative terms: Dangle, Hang, Suspend, Suspend

7. Noun. A temporary debarment (from a privilege or position etc).
Exact synonyms: Temporary Removal
Specialized synonyms: Rustication
Generic synonyms: Debarment
Derivative terms: Suspend

Definition of Suspension

1. n. The act of suspending, or the state of being suspended; pendency; as, suspension from a hook.

Definition of Suspension

1. Noun. The act of suspending, or the state of being suspended. ¹

2. Noun. A temporary or conditional delay, interruption or discontinuation. ¹

3. Noun. The state of a solid or substance produced when its particles are mixed with, but not dissolved in, a fluid, and are capable of separation by straining. ¹

4. Noun. The act of keeping a person who is listening in doubt and expectation of what is to follow. ¹

5. Noun. The system of springs and shock absorbers connected to the wheels in an automobile or car, which allow the vehicle to move smoothly with reduced shock to its occupants. ¹

6. Noun. (context: Scots Law) A stay or postponement of the execution of a sentence, usually by letters of suspension granted on application to the lord ordinary. ¹

7. Noun. (music) The act of or discord produced by prolonging one or more tones of a chord into the chord which follows, thus producing a momentary discord, suspending the concord which the ear expects. ¹

8. Noun. (topology) A topological space derived from another by taking the product of the original space with an interval and collapsing each end of the product to a point. ¹

9. Noun. (topology) A function derived, in a standard way, from another, such that the instant function's domain and codomain are suspensions of the original function's. ¹

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Definition of Suspension

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Suspension

suspense account
suspension (current term)
suspension bridge
suspension of disbelief
suspension point
suspension system
suspensory bandage

Literary usage of Suspension

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"Some suspension bridges have broken down in consequence of the ... In 1850 a suspension bridge cable was carried on a separate saddle on rollers on each ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"suspension bridges have not been used for railroad spans to any great extent, as with wire cables and a stiffening truss along the floor line it is ..."

3. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1867)
"suspension OF HABEAS CORPUS, WITH RULES OF THE WAR DEPARTMENT. ... That, during the suspension aforesaid, no military or other officer shall be compelled, ..."

4. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1867)
"L THE following Act of Congress " for the suspension o_f the Writ of Habeas Corpus in certain cases," with the instructions of the' War Department, ..."

5. Journal by Indiana General Assembly. Senate, Indiana, General Assembly (1895)
"474 947 On suspension of constitutional rules on House Bill No.583 918 On ... 313 99» On suspension of constitution il rules on Engrossed House Bill No. ..."

6. A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism by James Clerk Maxwell (1881)
"The bifilar suspension has already been described in Art. 459 as applied to magnets. The arrangement of the upper part of the suspension is shewn in Fig. ..."

7. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1853)
"On Suicide by Strangulation without suspension. By N. JACQUIER. Paris & Troyes, 1851: pp. 31.—This little pamphlet contains the history of eighteen cases of ..."

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