Definitions of suspension

  1. a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something
  2. a temporary debarment ( from a privilege or position etc)
  3. a mechanical system of springs or shock absorbers connecting the wheels and axles to the chassis of a wheeled vehicle
  4. Especially, temporary delay, interruption, or cessation
  5. Of decision, determination, judgment, etc.; as, to ask a suspension of judgment or opinion in view of evidence to be produced.
  6. Of the payment of what is due; as, the suspension of a mercantile firm or of a bank.
  7. Of punishment, or sentence of punishment.
  8. Of a person in respect of the exercise of his office, powers, prerogative, etc.; as, the suspension of a student or of a clergyman.
  9. Of the action or execution of law, etc.; as, the suspension of the habeas corpus act.
  10. A conditional withholding, interruption, or delay; as, the suspension of a payment on the performance of a condition.
  11. The state of a solid when its particles are mixed with, but undissolved in, a fluid, and are capable of separation by straining; also, any substance in this state.
  12. A keeping of the hearer in doubt and in attentive expectation of what is to follow, or of what is to be the inference or conclusion from the arguments or observations employed.
  13. A stay or postponement of execution of a sentence condemnatory by means of letters of suspension granted on application to the lord ordinary.
  14. The prolongation of one or more tones of a chord into the chord which follows, thus producing a momentary discord, suspending the concord which the ear expects. Cf. Retardation.
  15. The act of hanging from a support, or of stopping, delaying, or interrupting for a time; state of being hung, delayed, etc., especially, a brief stop, delay, or interruption; a stopping of payments in business; a floating, as of particles, in a fluid.
  16. Act of suspending: interruption: delay: temporary privation of office or privilege: a conditional withholding.
  17. Act of suspending; temporary privation or interruption.
  18. The act of suspending; aslo, that which is suspended.
  19. Act of suspending; delay; forbearance of determination; interruption; intermission; temporary privation of powers, authority, or rights; every sound of a chord to a given base, which is continued to another; a keeping in suspense. Points of suspension, the points in the axis or beam of a balance where the weights are applied, or from which they are suspended. Suspension of arms, a short truce agreed upon by contending parties. Suspension bridge, a bridge supported by chains, which pass over high piers or columns at each end, and are secured below.
  20. The act of hanging up, or causing to hang from, by attaching to something above; cessation for a time; interruption; the depriving for a time of power, privilege, or office.
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