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What does "Suspension" mean?

Definition

(n.) A conditional withholding, interruption, or delay; as, the suspension of a payment on the performance of a condition (n.) 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 (n.) A stay or postponement of execution of a sentence condemnatory by means of letters of suspension granted on application to the lord ordinary (n.) Especially, temporary delay, interruption, or cessation (n.) Of a person in respect of the exercise of his office, powers, prerogative, etc.; as, the suspension of a student or of a clergyman (n.) Of decision, determination, judgment, etc.; as, to ask a suspension of judgment or opinion in view of evidence to be produced (n.) Of labor, study, pain, etc (n.) Of punishment, or sentence of punishment (n.) Of the action or execution of law, etc.; as, the suspension of the habeas corpus act (n.) Of the payment of what is due; as, the suspension of a mercantile firm or of a bank (n.) The act of suspending, or the state of being suspended; pendency; as, suspension from a hook (n.) 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 (n.) 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


Synonyms break, respite, hiatus, reprieve, abeyance, abatement, pause, interruption, hanging, intermission, dangling, suspension system, temporary removal