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  1. (noun) The act of suspending or the condition of being suspended, especially:
  2. (noun) A temporary abrogation or cessation, as of a law or rule.
  3. (noun) A temporary debarment, as from school or a privilege, especially as a punishment.
  4. (noun) A postponement, as of a judgment, opinion, or decision. See Synonyms at pause.
  5. (noun) Music The prolongation of one or more tones of a chord into a following chord to create a temporary dissonance.
  6. (noun) Music The tone so prolonged.
  7. (noun) A device from which a mechanical part is suspended.
  8. (noun) The system of springs and other devices that insulates the chassis of a vehicle from shocks transmitted through the wheels.
  9. (noun) Chemistry A system in which microscopically visible particles are dispersed throughout a less dense liquid or gas from which they are easily filtered but not easily settled because of system viscocity or molecular interactions.

Examples by Wordnik

  1. It's a phrase we take for granted now, but the term "suspension of disbelief" was coined by the Romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge 1772-1834. - - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph
  2. Now, in the absence of any other information, what is implicit in the word "suspension?" - Top headlines
  3. So the Blackbeard West well, which we had set pipe on, and we're awaiting information from Blackbeard East and Blackbeard West, 188 that big 25,000 units being held by production, or what we call suspension of production, and this well was significant because it satisfied the requirement of the BOEM to hold that 25 down there. -
  4. "I've instructed Michael not to be on air while we make further investigations," Mott said, unwilling to use the word "suspension". - The Australian | News |
  5. More recently, after reports surfaced that Mathieu, running back Spencer Ware and cornerback Tharold Simon would be suspended for L.S.U.'s game against Auburn, Miles batted away the word "suspension" in a way that was almost Clintonian. - NYT > Home Page


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