What does cessation mean?

Definitions for cessation
sɛˈseɪ ʃənces·sa·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cessation, surceasenoun

    a stopping

    "a cessation of the thunder"


  1. cessationnoun

    A ceasing or discontinuance, as of action, whether temporary or final.

    cessation of war, smoking cessation

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Cessationnoun

    Etymology: cessatio, Lat.

    The day was yearly observed for a festival, by cessation from labour, and by resorting to church. John Hayward.

    True piety, without cessation tost
    By theories, the practick part is lost. John Denham.

    There had been a mighty confusion of things, an interruption and perturbation of the ordinary course, and a cessation and suspension of the laws of nature. John Woodward, Nat. Hist.

    The rising of a parliament is a kind of cessation from politicks. Joseph Addison, Freeholder, №. 55.

    The serum, which is mixed with an alkali, being poured out to that which is mixed with an acid, raiseth an effervescence; at the cessation of which, the salts of which the acid was composed, will be regenerated. John Arbuthnot, on Aliments.

    When the succours of the poor protestants in Ireland were diverted, I was intreated to get them some respite, by a cessation. Charles I .


  1. cessation

    Cessation refers to the act of stopping, discontinuing, or bringing an end to something. It is the process or an instance of ceasing or being brought to an end.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cessationnoun

    a ceasing or discontinuance, as of action, whether temporary or final; a stop; as, a cessation of the war

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cessation

    ses-ā′shun, n. a ceasing or stopping: a rest: a pause. [Fr.,—L. cessation-em. See Cease.]

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  1. sonicates

  2. canoeists

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cessation in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cessation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of cessation in a Sentence

  1. Lewis Carroll:

    There comes a pause, for human strength will not endure to dance without cessation; and everyone must reach the point at length of absolute prostration.

  2. State John Kerry:

    We have reached a provisional agreement in principle on the terms of a cessation of hostilities that could begin in the coming days, the modalities for a cessation of hostilities are now being completed. In fact, we are closer to a ceasefire today than we have been.

  3. The State Department Kirby:

    The test is to see if Russia is really willing to use its influence on the Assad regime to observe the cessation of hostilities, to stop killing its own citizens, to improve the delivery of humanitarian aid, and eventually contribute to the political process.

  4. William F. Halsey:

    Cessation of hostilities. War is over. If any Japanese airplanes appear, shoot them down in a friendly way.

  5. Clarissa Ward:

    Secondly, the people living in rebel territory don't trust the Assad regime and see this cessation of hostilities as a trick designed so that the regime can take more territory.

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