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Noun: suspension  su'spen-shun
  1. A mixture in which fine particles are suspended in a fluid where they are supported by buoyancy
  2. A time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something
    - pause, intermission, break, interruption
  3. A temporary pause; temporary inactivity
    - abeyance
  4. An interruption in the intensity or amount of something
    - respite, reprieve, hiatus, abatement
  5. A mechanical system of springs or shock absorbers connecting the wheels and axles to the chassis of a wheeled vehicle
    - suspension system
  6. The act of suspending something (hanging it from above so it moves freely)
    "there was a small ceremony for the suspension of the portrait";
    - dangling, hanging
  7. A temporary debarment (from a privilege or position etc)
    - temporary removal
  8. (music) temporary discord made by prolonging of one or more tones of a chord into the following chord

Derived forms: suspensions

Type of: break, debarment, inaction, inactiveness, inactivity, interruption, interval, mechanical system, mixture, support, supporting, time interval

Part of: automotive vehicle, bogie [Asia], car, motor vehicle, railcar, railroad car [N. Amer], railway car [Brit, Cdn], railway carriage [Brit, Cdn]

Encyclopedia: Suspension, Alabama