Definitions of suspension

  1. an interruption in the intensity or amount of something Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. temporary cessation or suspension Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the act of suspending something (hanging it from above so it moves freely); "there was a small ceremony for the hanging of the portrait" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a temporary debarment (from a privilege or position etc) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a mechanical system of springs or shock absorbers connecting the wheels and axles to the chassis of a wheeled vehicle Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. a mixture in which fine particles are suspended in a fluid where they are supported by buoyancy Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. The act of suspending, or the state of being suspended; pendency; as, suspension from a hook. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. Especially, temporary delay, interruption, or cessation Newage Dictionary DB
  10. Of decision, determination, judgment, etc.; as, to ask a suspension of judgment or opinion in view of evidence to be produced. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. Of the payment of what is due; as, the suspension of a mercantile firm or of a bank. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. Of punishment, or sentence of punishment. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. Of a person in respect of the exercise of his office, powers, prerogative, etc.; as, the suspension of a student or of a clergyman. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. Of the action or execution of law, etc.; as, the suspension of the habeas corpus act. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. A conditional withholding, interruption, or delay; as, the suspension of a payment on the performance of a condition. Newage Dictionary DB
  16. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  17. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  18. A stay or postponement of execution of a sentence condemnatory by means of letters of suspension granted on application to the lord ordinary. Newage Dictionary DB
  19. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  20. 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. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  21. 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. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  22. Act of suspending: interruption: delay: temporary privation of office or privilege: a conditional withholding. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  23. Act of suspending; temporary privation or interruption. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  24. The act of suspending; aslo, that which is suspended. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. 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. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  26. 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. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  27. Of labor, study, pain, etc. mso.anu.edu.au
  28. In lazy evaluation, a suspension (or in Henderson'sterminology, a "recipe") is a closure with a flag indicatingwhether the expression has been evaluated or not. When theexpression is evaluated the first time, this flag is set.Subsequent requests for the value of the expression will notattempt to re-evaluate it. foldoc_fs
  29. [Latin] Hanging; particularly, a method of treatment in spinal affections in which the patient is hung by the chin and shoulders, so as to take all pressure off of the spine. S. of uterus (Suspensiouteri), attachment of the uterus by sutures passed through its posterior surface and uniting it to the abdominal wall. na
  30. In vbl senses (SUSPEND); esp. s.-bridge, in which roadway is hung across stream &c., usu. on wire cables passing over towers& anchored, without support from below. So suspensive a. (s. veto, operating only for a time, not definitive), suspensory a., suspensively adv. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  31. Treatment of spinal disorders by suspending the patient by the chin and shoulders. American pocket medical dictionary.
  32. Suspending, sustaining. In pharmacy, a term applied to solutions in which the substance dissolved remains in particulate form, capable of settling out as a sediment. [Lat.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  33. [L.] (Eccl.) The withdrawal from the incumbent of the temporalities of his benefice, and of the right of exercising his spiritual office, for offences of which he may have been found guilty by an ecclesiastical court. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  34. 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. Cabinet Dictionary