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suspension
from J.S. Bach's Fugue No. 4 in C-sharp Minor

sus·pen·sion

 (sə-spĕn′shən)
n.
1. The act of suspending or the condition of being suspended, especially:
a. An interruption or temporary cessation, as of an activity or of the application of a rule or law. See Synonyms at pause.
b. A temporary prohibition or exclusion, as from attending school or enjoying a privilege, especially as a punishment.
c. A postponement, as of a judgment, opinion, or decision.
2. Music
a. The prolongation of one or more tones of a chord into a following chord to create a temporary dissonance.
b. The tone or tones so prolonged.
3. A device from which a mechanical part is suspended.
4. The system of springs and other devices that insulates the chassis of a vehicle from shocks transmitted through the wheels.
5. Chemistry A system in which minute particles are dispersed throughout a fluid from which they are easily filtered but not easily settled because of system viscosity or molecular interactions.

suspension

(səˈspɛnʃən)
n
1. an interruption or temporary revocation: the suspension of a law.
2. a temporary debarment, as from position, privilege, etc
3. a deferment, esp of a decision, judgment, etc
4. (Law) law
a. a postponement of execution of a sentence or the deferring of a judgment, etc
b. a temporary extinguishment of a right or title
5. (Banking & Finance) cessation of payment of business debts, esp as a result of insolvency
6. the act of suspending or the state of being suspended
7. (Automotive Engineering) 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. See also hydraulic suspension
8. (General Physics) a device or structure, usually a wire or spring, that serves to suspend or support something, such as the pendulum of a clock
9. (Chemistry) chem a dispersion of fine solid or liquid particles in a fluid, the particles being supported by buoyancy. See also colloid
10. (Physical Geography) the process by which eroded particles of rock are transported in a river
11. (Music, other) music one or more notes of a chord that are prolonged until a subsequent chord is sounded, usually to form a dissonance

sus•pen•sion

(səˈspɛn ʃən)

n.
1. the act of suspending.
2. the state of being suspended.
3. temporary abrogation, as of a law or rule.
4. temporary withholding, as of a decision or belief.
5. temporary debarring, as from an office, school, or privilege.
6. stoppage of payment of debts or claims because of financial inability or insolvency.
7.
a. a state in which the particles of a chemical substance are mixed with a fluid but are undissolved.
b. a substance in such a state.
c. a system consisting of small particles kept dispersed by agitation or by the molecular motion of the medium.
8. something on or by which something else is suspended or hung.
9. something that is suspended or hung.
10. Also called suspen′sion sys`tem. the arrangement of springs, shock absorbers, etc., in a vehicle, connecting the wheel-suspension units or axles to the chassis frame.
11.
a. the prolongation of a musical tone in one chord into the following chord, usu. producing a temporary dissonance.
b. the tone so prolonged.
[1520–30; < Latin suspēnsiō=suspend(ere) (see suspend) + -tiō -tion]

sus·pen·sion

(sə-spĕn′shən)
A mixture in which small particles of a substance are dispersed throughout a gas or liquid. If left undisturbed, the particles are likely to settle to the bottom. The particles in a suspension are larger than those in either a colloid or a solution. Muddy water is an example of a suspension. Compare colloid, solution.

suspension

A type of dispersion in which small solid particles are dispersed in a liquid or gas.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.suspension - a mixture in which fine particles are suspended in a fluid where they are supported by buoyancy
mixture - (chemistry) a substance consisting of two or more substances mixed together (not in fixed proportions and not with chemical bonding)
slurry - a suspension of insoluble particles (as plaster of Paris or lime or clay etc.) usually in water
resuspension - a renewed suspension of insoluble particles after they have been precipitated
mash - a mixture of mashed malt grains and hot water; used in brewing
vapor, vapour - a visible suspension in the air of particles of some substance
2.suspension - a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of somethingsuspension - a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something
interval, time interval - a definite length of time marked off by two instants
lapse - a break or intermission in the occurrence of something; "a lapse of three weeks between letters"
blackout - a suspension of radio or tv broadcasting
caesura - a pause or interruption (as in a conversation); "after an ominous caesura the preacher continued"
dead air - an inadvertent interruption in a broadcast during which there is no sound
delay, postponement, time lag, wait, hold - time during which some action is awaited; "instant replay caused too long a delay"; "he ordered a hold in the action"
halftime - an intermission between the first and second half of a game
rest period, rest, respite, relief - a pause for relaxation; "people actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests"
time-out - a brief suspension of play; "each team has two time-outs left"
letup, lull - a pause during which things are calm or activities are diminished; "there was never a letup in the noise"
3.suspension - temporary cessation or suspensionsuspension - temporary cessation or suspension  
inaction, inactiveness, inactivity - the state of being inactive
cold storage - in a state of abeyance or postponement
deferral, recess - a state of abeyance or suspended business
moratorium - suspension of an ongoing activity
standdown, stand-down - a suspension and relaxation from an alert state or a state of readiness
4.suspension - an interruption in the intensity or amount of somethingsuspension - an interruption in the intensity or amount of something
break, interruption - some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity; "the telephone is an annoying interruption"; "there was a break in the action when a player was hurt"
defervescence - abatement of a fever as indicated by a reduction in body temperature
remission, subsidence, remittal - an abatement in intensity or degree (as in the manifestations of a disease); "his cancer is in remission"
5.suspension - a mechanical system of springs or shock absorbers connecting the wheels and axles to the chassis of a wheeled vehicle
railcar, railroad car, railway car, car - a wheeled vehicle adapted to the rails of railroad; "three cars had jumped the rails"
mechanical system - a system of elements that interact on mechanical principles
automotive vehicle, motor vehicle - a self-propelled wheeled vehicle that does not run on rails
cushion, shock absorber, shock - a mechanical damper; absorbs energy of sudden impulses; "the old car needed a new set of shocks"
6.suspension - the act of suspending something (hanging it from above so it moves freely)suspension - the act of suspending something (hanging it from above so it moves freely); "there was a small ceremony for the hanging of the portrait"
supporting, support - the act of bearing the weight of or strengthening; "he leaned against the wall for support"
7.suspension - a temporary debarment (from a privilege or position etc)
rustication - temporary dismissal of a student from a university
debarment - the act of prevention by legal means; "they achieved his debarment from holding public office"

suspension

noun
2. removal, expulsion, rejection, exclusion, elimination, ejection, gardening leave (Brit. informal), debarment The athlete received a two-year suspension.

suspension

noun
1. The condition of being temporarily inactive:
2. A cessation of continuity or regularity:
3. The act of putting off or the condition of being put off:
Translations
تَعْلِيقتَعْليق، إرْجاءسائِل لا يَغْطُس
odloženísuspenzezastavenízávěszavěšení
suspenderingsuspensionaffjedringophæng
keskeytys
suspenzija
felfüggesztésfüggéskerékfelfüggesztésszuszpenzió
fjaîra- og höggdeyfibúnaîurgrugg-/sviflausntímabundinn brottrekstur
一時停止
정지
suspenziazavesenie
upphängning
การหยุดชั่วคราว
askı ve yay donanımıaskıya almaertelemegeçici olarak işten el çektirmekatı asıltı
sự đình chỉ

suspension

[səsˈpenʃən]
A. N
1. (from job) → suspensión f; (from school) → expulsión f temporal; (from team) → exclusión f
suspension of paymentssuspensión f de pagos
2. (Aut, Chem) → suspensión f
B. CPD suspension bridge Npuente m colgante
suspension file Narchivador m colgante
suspension points NPLpuntos mpl suspensivos

suspension

[səˈspɛnʃən] n
[car, van] → suspension f
[employee, office holder] → suspension f; [pupil, student] → renvoi m
[hostilities, violence, flights, services, trial] → suspension f
[driving licence] → retrait m provisoire
[payment] → suspension fsuspension bridge npont m suspendu

suspension

n
(of publication, payment)zeitweilige Einstellung; (of flights)Aufschub m; (of campaign, talks, judgement)Aussetzung f; (of prison sentence)Aussetzung f (zur Bewährung)
(of person)Suspendierung f; (of member, pupil, student)zeitweiliger Ausschluss; (Sport) → Sperrung f; (of laws, privileges)Aussetzen nt; he got or received a five-match suspensioner wurde für fünf Spiele gesperrt
(Aut) → Federung f; (of wheels)Aufhängung f
(Chem) → Suspension f
(Mus) to be in suspensionsuspendiert sein, gehalten werden

suspension

:
suspension bridge
suspension file
nHängemappe f
suspension point
n (Typ) → Auslassungspunkt m

suspension

[səˈspɛnʃn] n (gen) (Aut) → sospensione f; (of driving licence) → ritiro temporaneo

suspend

(səˈspend) verb
1. to hang. The meat was suspended from a hook.
2. to keep from falling or sinking. Particles of dust are suspended in the air.
3. to stop or discontinue temporarily. All business will be suspended until after the funeral.
4. to prevent (a person) temporarily from continuing his (professional) activities or having his usual privileges. Two footballers were suspended after yesterday's match.
suspended ˈsentence noun
a prison sentence that will take effect only if the criminal commits a (similar) crime again.
suˈspenders noun plural
1. a pair, or set, of elastic straps for holding up socks or stockings.
2. (American) braces for holding up trousers.
suˈspense (-s) noun
a state of uncertainty and anxiety. We waited in suspense for the result of the competition.
suˈspension (-ʃən) noun
1. the act of suspending.
2. in a motor vehicle etc, the system of springs etc supporting the frame on the axles.
3. a liquid with solid particles that do not sink.
suspension bridge
a type of bridge that has its roadway suspended from cables supported by towers.

suspension

تَعْلِيق odložení suspendering Aussetzung αναστολή suspensión keskeytys suspension suspenzija sospensione 一時停止 정지 schorsing utsettelse zawieszenie suspensão приостановка upphängning การหยุดชั่วคราว askıya alma sự đình chỉ 暂停

suspension

n suspensión f
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Being only `a glorious human boy', of course he frolicked and flirted, grew dandified, aquatic, sentimental, or gymnastic, as college fashions ordained, hazed and was hazed, talked slang, and more than once came perilously near suspension and expulsion.
He was alone, if the solitary sentinel who paced the mound be excepted; for the artillerists had hastened also to profit by the temporary suspension of their arduous duties.
Nothing gives a sadder sense of decay than this loss or suspension of the power to deal with unaccustomed things, and to keep up with the swiftness of the passing moment.
In the seminary building there was an excitement so deep and profound that it expressed itself in a kind of hushed silence, a transient suspension of life, as those most interested approached the crucial moment.
At this moment Frank began talking so vigorously, that Emma could not but imagine he had overheard his own praises, and did not want to hear more;and the voices of the ladies were drowned for a while, till another suspension brought Mrs.
Shivering in the sharp morning air, Magdalen waited, while the preliminaries of departure were in progress, conscious of nothing but a giddy bewilderment of thought, and a helpless suspension of feeling.
They were all displayed in that chamber of the Castle into which I had been first inducted, and which served, not only as the general sitting-room but as the kitchen too, if I might judge from a saucepan on the hob, and a brazen bijou over the fireplace designed for the suspension of a roasting-jack.
Marner was highly thought of in that little hidden world, known to itself as the church assembling in Lantern Yard; he was believed to be a young man of exemplary life and ardent faith; and a peculiar interest had been centred in him ever since he had fallen, at a prayer-meeting, into a mysterious rigidity and suspension of consciousness, which, lasting for an hour or more, had been mistaken for death.
Peace, Sancho," said Don Quixote; "thou seest my suspension and retirement is not to exceed a year; I shall soon return to my honoured calling, and I shall not be at a loss for a kingdom to win and a county to bestow on thee.
The United States, as now composed, have no powers to exact obedience, or punish disobedience to their resolutions, either by pecuniary mulcts, by a suspension or divestiture of privileges, or by any other constitutional mode.
The mineral and organic substances which it holds in suspension heightens its transparency.
But," said the Englishman, "this looks very much like a suspension of payment.