What does Suppression mean?

Definitions for Suppression
səˈprɛʃ ənsup·pres·sion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. suppressionnoun

    the failure to develop some part or organ

  2. suppression, curtailmentnoun

    the act of withholding or withdrawing some book or writing from publication or circulation

    "a suppression of the newspaper"

  3. suppression, crushing, quelling, stiflingnoun

    forceful prevention; putting down by power or authority

    "the suppression of heresy"; "the quelling of the rebellion"; "the stifling of all dissent"

  4. inhibition, suppressionnoun

    (psychology) the conscious exclusion of unacceptable thoughts or desires


  1. suppressionnoun

    The act or instance of suppressing.

  2. suppressionnoun

    The state of being suppressed.

  3. suppressionnoun

    A process in which a person consciously excludes anxiety-producing thoughts, feelings, or memories.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Suppressionnoun

    Etymology: suppression, Fr. suppressio, Lat. from suppress.

    You may depend upon a suppression of these verses. Alexander Pope.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Suppressionnoun

    the act of suppressing, or the state of being suppressed; repression; as, the suppression of a riot, insurrection, or tumult; the suppression of truth, of reports, of evidence, and the like

  2. Suppressionnoun

    complete stoppage of a natural secretion or excretion; as, suppression of urine; -- used in contradiction to retention, which signifies that the secretion or excretion is retained without expulsion

  3. Suppressionnoun

    omission; as, the suppression of a word


  1. Suppression

    Suppression of an eye is a subconscious adaptation by a person's brain to eliminate the symptoms of disorders of binocular vision such as strabismus, convergence insufficiency and aniseikonia. The brain can eliminate double vision by ignoring the images of one of the eyes. This can lead to Amblyopia. During an eye examination, suppression may be evaluated with tests such as the Worth 4 dot test, and the 4 prism Base out test. Suppression may treated with vision therapy, though there is a wide range of opinions on long-term effectiveness between eye care professionals, with little scientific evidence of long-term improvement of suppression, if the underlying cause is not addressed.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. suppression

    Temporary or transient degradation by an opposing force of the performance of a weapons system below the level needed to fulfill its mission objectives.

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  1. Suppression

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  1. Suppression

    the non-development of a part normally present.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Suppression in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Suppression in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Suppression in a Sentence

  1. Stacey Abrams:

    To watch an elected official – who claims to represent the people inthis state, baldly pin his hopes for election on the suppression of the people’s democratic right to vote – has been truly appalling, so let's be clear, this is not a speech of concession.

  2. Bryce Mitchell:

    That's how worried people are about the state of their country, they are worried about my health because I'm coming out and speaking the truth. That's the type of suppression and oppression that we're living in, brother.

  3. The Rev. William Barber:

    Bernice King actually said that the systems of segregation and voter suppression were stratagems... that were used by the Southern aristocracy to keep the masses of poor Negro voters and White voters from coming together and forming a political power base that could shift the economic architecture of the country, too often today, our leaders are not talking like that.

  4. Raphael Warnock:

    In a moment when they’re trying to make voting harder and harder — trying to cut down early voting, because they saw your strength. Dealing with these voter ID laws, this is not about voter verification, this is about voter suppression. They’re still playing the same games.

  5. Election Day.Read MoreELECTION:

    It very well could have started in a good place -- making sure that voters have confidence in using the mail for voting -- but I do think when we see the pattern of voter suppression coming out of the President in his use of the Post Office to try to suppress voters, I do think it's suspect.

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