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Definition 1: the act of suspending something (hanging it from above so it moves freely) - [noun denoting act]

Samples where suspension or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • there was a small ceremony for the hanging of the portrait

Synonyms for suspension in the sense of this definition

(suspension is a kind of ...) the act of bearing the weight of or strengthening

"he leaned against the wall for support"

Definition 2: a temporary debarment (from a privilege or position etc) - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for suspension in the sense of this definition

(suspension is a kind of ...) the act of prevention by legal means

"they achieved his debarment from holding public office"

(... is a kind of suspension ) temporary dismissal of a student from a university

Definition 3: a mechanical system of springs or shock absorbers connecting the wheels and axles to the chassis of a wheeled vehicle - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for suspension in the sense of this definition

(suspension is a kind of ...) a system of elements that interact on mechanical principles

(suspension is a part of ...) a mechanical damper; absorbs energy of sudden impulses

"the old car needed a new set of shocks"

(... is part of suspension) a wheeled vehicle adapted to the rails of railroad

"three cars had jumped the rails"

(... is part of suspension) a self-propelled wheeled vehicle that does not run on rails

Definition 4: an interruption in the intensity or amount of something - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for suspension in the sense of this definition

(suspension is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of suspension ) abatement of a fever as indicated by a reduction in body temperature

(... is a kind of suspension ) an abatement in intensity or degree (as in the manifestations of a disease)

"his cancer is in remission"

Definition 5: temporary cessation or suspension - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for suspension in the sense of this definition

(suspension is a kind of ...) the state of being inactive

(... is a kind of suspension ) in a state of abeyance or postponement

(... is a kind of suspension ) a state of abeyance or suspended business

(... is a kind of suspension ) suspension of an ongoing activity

(... is a kind of suspension ) a suspension and relaxation from an alert state or a state of readiness

Definition 6: a mixture in which fine particles are suspended in a fluid where they are supported by buoyancy - [noun denoting substance]

(suspension is a kind of ...) (chemistry) a substance consisting of two or more substances mixed together (not in fixed proportions and not with chemical bonding)

(... is a kind of suspension ) a suspension of insoluble particles (as plaster of Paris or lime or clay etc.) usually in water

(... is a kind of suspension ) a renewed suspension of insoluble particles after they have been precipitated

(... is a kind of suspension ) a mixture of mashed malt grains and hot water; used in brewing

(... is a kind of suspension ) a visible suspension in the air of particles of some substance

Definition 7: a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something - [noun denoting time]

Synonyms for suspension in the sense of this definition

(suspension is a kind of ...) a definite length of time marked off by two instants

(... is a kind of suspension ) a brief suspension of play

"each team has two time-outs left"

(... is a kind of suspension ) a pause for relaxation

"people actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests"

(... is a kind of suspension ) an intermission between the first and second half of a game

(... is a kind of suspension ) time during which some action is awaited

"instant replay caused too long a delay" "he ordered a hold in the action"

(... is a kind of suspension ) an inadvertent interruption in a broadcast during which there is no sound

(... is a kind of suspension ) a pause or interruption (as in a conversation)

"after an ominous caesura the preacher continued"

(... is a kind of suspension ) a suspension of radio or tv broadcasting

(... is a kind of suspension ) a break or intermission in the occurrence of something

"a lapse of three weeks between letters"

(... is a kind of suspension ) a pause during which things are calm or activities are diminished

"there was never a letup in the noise"

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