\səspˈɛnʃən], \səspˈɛnʃən], \s_ə_s_p_ˈɛ_n_ʃ_ə_n]\
Definitions of SUSPENSION
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- 1919 - The Winston Simplified Dictionary
- 1920 - A practical medical dictionary.
- 1899 - The american dictionary of the english language.
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- 1919 - The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language
- 1914 - Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language
- 1874 - Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language
- 1898 - American pocket medical dictionary
- 1916 - Appleton's medical dictionary
- 1871 - The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language
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By Princeton University
By DataStellar Co., Ltd
A conditional withholding, interruption, or delay; as, the suspension of a payment on the performance of a condition.
By Oddity Software
By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer
1. A temporary interruption of any function. 2. A hanging from a support, as employed in the treatment of spinal curvatures or during the application of a plaster jacket. 3. The diffusion through a liquid of a solid in finely divided particles; this differs from a solution in that the particles retain their solid form and are not liquefied, consequently in time they may sink to the bottom of the vessel as a precipitate or sediment; a perfect solution forms no precipitate so long as evaporation of the solvent is prevented; it differs from a dispersion in that in the latter the particles are held in a condition between suspension and solution by virtue of their electrical charge, surface energy, kinetic energy, and the adsorbed ions of electrolytes, and neither are so coarse as to separate from their medium and form a deposit, nor have so lost their identity as to be incorporated in a homogeneous mass with the fluid medium.
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
By Daniel Lyons
By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman
By James Champlin Fernald
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.
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland
By Smith Ely Jelliffe
n. Act of suspending or of hanging or attaching to something above ;-state of dependence;-act of delaying; temporary cessation ;-act of withholding the judgment; forbearance of decision;-hence, postponing of a sentence or execution;-a prevention or interruption of action or operation;-hence, a temporary deprivation of office or official powers and privileges ;-in rhetoric, a keeping back of the sense or most important point to excite interest and curiosity ; - in chemistry, state of solid particles of matter floating or held undissolved in water.