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 .

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.]

Anagrams for cessation »

  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. Jim Thrasher:

    Current warnings in the United States are small and barely noticeable, as they are on the side of the cigarette packages and have had the same messages for over 30 years, the data are very consistent across a range of different studies in different cultural contexts – graphic warnings on cigarette packages do a better job than warnings with only text when informing consumers about the many serious health risks from smoking and in promoting smoking cessation.

  2. State John Kerry:

    First, we have agreed to accelerate and expand the delivery of humanitarian aid beginning immediately, second, we have agreed to implement a nationwide cessation of hostilities to begin in a target of one week's time. That's ambitious, but everybody is determined to move as rapidly as possible to try to achieve this.

  3. State John Kerry:

    We are trying very hard to grow these current discussions into a longer lasting ... enforceable, accountable cessation of hostilities that could change the dynamics on the ground.

  4. Basma Kodmani:

    Hopefully that is when we will have seen already on the ground the extension of the cessation of hostilities and consolidation of it with these commitments implemented.

  5. Antony Blinken:

    At the end of the day the best possible thing that could happen is for the cessation of hostilities to really take root, and to be sustained, for the humanitarian assistance to flow and then for the negotiations to start that lead to a political transition.

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