What does suspension mean?

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səˈspɛn ʃənsus·pen·sion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. suspensionnoun

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

  2. pause, intermission, break, interruption, suspensionnoun

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

  3. abeyance, suspensionnoun

    temporary cessation or suspension

  4. suspension, respite, reprieve, hiatus, abatementnoun

    an interruption in the intensity or amount of something

  5. suspension, suspension systemnoun

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

  6. suspension, dangling, hangingnoun

    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 removalnoun

    a temporary debarment (from a privilege or position etc)


  1. suspensionnoun

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

  2. suspensionnoun

    A temporary or conditional delay, interruption or discontinuation.

  3. suspensionnoun

    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. suspensionnoun

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

  5. suspensionnoun

    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. suspensionnoun

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

  7. suspensionnoun

    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. suspensionnoun

    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. suspensionnoun

    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. Suspensionnoun

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

  2. Suspensionnoun

    especially, temporary delay, interruption, or cessation

  3. Suspensionnoun

    of labor, study, pain, etc

  4. Suspensionnoun

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

  5. Suspensionnoun

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

  6. Suspensionnoun

    of punishment, or sentence of punishment

  7. Suspensionnoun

    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. Suspensionnoun

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

  9. Suspensionnoun

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

  10. Suspensionnoun

    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. Suspensionnoun

    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. Suspensionnoun

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

  13. Suspensionnoun

    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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of suspension in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of suspension in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of suspension in a Sentence

  1. Travis Sharp:

    ( Wednesday's) proclamation will likely result in what's called a suspension of work on the border wall, during the suspension of work, the contractor must keep track of any additional expenses caused by the delay, so that the government can potentially reimburse those expenses later.

  2. W. H. Auden:

    I cannot accept the doctrine that in poetry there is a suspension of belief. A poet must never make a statement simply because it is sounds poetically exciting; he must also believe it to be true.

  3. Tom Brady:

    I am very disappointed by the NFL’s decision to uphold the four-game suspension against me, i did nothing wrong, and no one in the Patriots organization did either.

  4. Hugues Bissot:

    The problem with the suspension is that ... there are still no clear procedures and information about (it), this is creating confusion and frustration ... people don't know if payments have been suspended or if it's delays because of (other) bureaucratic issues.

  5. Brittney Griner:

    I got three games, Im not disputing that at all, do I think it should have been three across the board? I would have been happy with that. Im not happy, and its not because of my suspension. I take ownership of mine, no place for that in sports, and I apologize to everybody that was there.

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Translations for suspension

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  • تعليقArabic
  • Aufhängung, Aussetzung, Federung, SuspensionGerman
  • εκκρεμότητα, διαθεσιμότητα, αιώρημα, ανάρτηση, κρέμασμαGreek
  • تعلیقPersian
  • peruutus, jännitys, keskeytys, suspensio, pidätysFinnish
  • sospensione, balestraItalian
  • suspensie, voorhoudingDutch
  • suspensie, suspendareRomanian
  • приостановка, прекращение, приостановлениеRussian
  • amortisör, durdurma, süspansiyon, askıya almaTurkish
  • đình chỉVietnamese
  • 懸掛Chinese

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