Definitions for Suspensionsəˈspɛn ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sus•pen•sionsəˈspɛn ʃən(n.)

  1. the act of suspending.

  2. the state of being suspended.

  3. temporary abrogation, as of a law or rule.

  4. temporary withholding, as of a decision or belief.

  5. temporary debarring, as from an office, school, or privilege.

  6. stoppage of payment of debts or claims because of financial inability or insolvency.

  7. a state in which the particles of a chemical substance are mixed with a fluid but are undissolved. a substance in such a state. a system consisting of small particles kept dispersed by agitation or by the molecular motion of the medium.

    Category: Chemistry

  8. something on or by which something else is suspended or hung.

  9. something that is suspended or hung.

  10. Also called suspen′sion sys`tem. the arrangement of springs, shock absorbers, etc., in a vehicle, connecting the wheel-suspension units or axles to the chassis frame.

    Category: Automotive

  11. the prolongation of a musical tone in one chord into the following chord, usu. producing a temporary dissonance. the tone so prolonged.

    Category: Music and Dance

Origin of suspension:

1520–30; < L suspēnsiō=suspend(ere) (see suspend ) +-tiō -tion

Princeton's WordNet

  1. suspension(noun)

    a mixture in which fine particles are suspended in a fluid where they are supported by buoyancy

  2. pause, intermission, break, interruption, suspension(noun)

    a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something

  3. abeyance, suspension(noun)

    temporary cessation or suspension

  4. suspension, respite, reprieve, hiatus, abatement(noun)

    an interruption in the intensity or amount of something

  5. suspension, suspension system(noun)

    a mechanical system of springs or shock absorbers connecting the wheels and axles to the chassis of a wheeled vehicle

  6. suspension, dangling, hanging(noun)

    the act of suspending something (hanging it from above so it moves freely)

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

  7. suspension, temporary removal(noun)

    a temporary debarment (from a privilege or position etc)

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. suspension(noun)əˈspɛn ʃən

    the punishment of suspending sb from school or work, or the time when they are suspended

    a two-day suspension from school; several suspensions in the department

  2. suspensionəˈspɛn ʃən

    the act of suspending an activity, or the time when it is suspended

    a suspension of building work

  3. suspensionəˈspɛn ʃən

    the fact of being hung from sth

    cables used for the suspension of the bridge


  1. suspension(Noun)

    The act of suspending, or the state of being suspended.

  2. suspension(Noun)

    A temporary or conditional delay, interruption or discontinuation.

  3. suspension(Noun)

    The state of a solid or substance produced when its particles are mixed with, but not dissolved in, a fluid, and are capable of separation by straining.

  4. suspension(Noun)

    The act of keeping a person who is listening in doubt and expectation of what is to follow.

  5. suspension(Noun)

    The system of springs and shock absorbers connected to the wheels in an automobile or car, which allow the vehicle to move smoothly with reduced shock to its occupants.

  6. suspension(Noun)

    A stay or postponement of the execution of a sentence, usually by letters of suspension granted on application to the lord ordinary.

  7. suspension(Noun)

    The act of or discord produced by prolonging one or more tones of a chord into the chord which follows, thus producing a momentary discord, suspending the concord which the ear expects.

  8. suspension(Noun)

    A topological space derived from another by taking the product of the original space with an interval and collapsing each end of the product to a point.

  9. suspension(Noun)

    A function derived, in a standard way, from another, such that the instant function's domain and codomain are suspensions of the original function's.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Suspension(noun)

    the act of suspending, or the state of being suspended; pendency; as, suspension from a hook

  2. Suspension(noun)

    especially, temporary delay, interruption, or cessation

  3. Suspension(noun)

    of labor, study, pain, etc

  4. Suspension(noun)

    of decision, determination, judgment, etc.; as, to ask a suspension of judgment or opinion in view of evidence to be produced

  5. Suspension(noun)

    of the payment of what is due; as, the suspension of a mercantile firm or of a bank

  6. Suspension(noun)

    of punishment, or sentence of punishment

  7. Suspension(noun)

    of a person in respect of the exercise of his office, powers, prerogative, etc.; as, the suspension of a student or of a clergyman

  8. Suspension(noun)

    of the action or execution of law, etc.; as, the suspension of the habeas corpus act

  9. Suspension(noun)

    a conditional withholding, interruption, or delay; as, the suspension of a payment on the performance of a condition

  10. Suspension(noun)

    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

  11. Suspension(noun)

    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

  12. Suspension(noun)

    a stay or postponement of execution of a sentence condemnatory by means of letters of suspension granted on application to the lord ordinary

  13. Suspension(noun)

    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


  1. Suspension

    Suspension is the term given to the system of springs, shock absorbers and linkages that connects a vehicle to its wheels and allows relative motion between the two. Suspension systems serve a dual purpose — contributing to the vehicle's roadholding/handling and braking for good active safety and driving pleasure, and keeping vehicle occupants comfortable and reasonably well isolated from road noise, bumps, and vibrations,etc. These goals are generally at odds, so the tuning of suspensions involves finding the right compromise. It is important for the suspension to keep the road wheel in contact with the road surface as much as possible, because all the road or ground forces acting on the vehicle do so through the contact patches of the tires. The suspension also protects the vehicle itself and any cargo or luggage from damage and wear. The design of front and rear suspension of a car may be different. This article is primarily about four-wheeled vehicle suspension. For information on two-wheeled vehicles' suspensions see the motorcycle suspension, motorcycle fork, bicycle suspension, and bicycle fork articles.

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Suspension

    This term is applied to methods of supporting galvanometer needles, balance beams, magnetic compass needles and similar objects which must be free to rotate. (See Suspension, Bifilar--Fibre and Spring Suspension--Fibre Suspension--Knife Edge Suspension--Pivot Suspension--Suspension, Torsion.)

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Suspension' in Nouns Frequency: #2265

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the act of suspending.

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