- the act of suppressing.
- the state of being suppressed.
- Psychoanalysis. conscious inhibition of an impulse.
- Botany. the absence of parts normally or usually present due to the action of frost, disease, or insects.
- Radio, Electronics. the elimination of a component of a varying emission, as the elimination of a frequency or group of frequencies from a signal.
- Electricity. the reduction or elimination of irregular current oscillations or frequencies in a circuit.
Origin of suppression
Examples from the Web for suppression
Among others, they include interference with sleep and suppression of appetite.Why Giving Adderall to Toddlers Is So Completely, Utterly Wrong
May 19, 2014
He predicts that after the March 16 referendum, the suppression of dissidents and even ethnic cleansing could become more common.The Crimea Exodus Has Begun
March 16, 2014
First, Republican legislatures have ratcheted up the attempts at suppression.Why Judge Posner Changed His Mind On Voter ID Laws
Richard L. Hasen
October 23, 2013
Our government has failed to denounce the suppression of democracy.Bloody Bloody Richard Nixon’s Role in a Forgotten Genocide
September 28, 2013
Among the ancient Greeks, Aristotle was certainly not one to regard the suppression of justifiable anger as admirable.Our Right to Revenge After the Boston Attacks
May 6, 2013
But Mr. Wititterly's feelings were beyond the power of suppression.The Life And Adventures Of Nicholas Nickleby
Her affection for her children was expressed by the suppression of all signs of anxiety.Under Western Eyes
Suppression: the non-development of a part normally present.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
At last their violence arose to a height which brought on their suppression.A Tour in Ireland
The business was stated to be the suppression of Popery and the healing of the jars of the Church.Andrew Melville
- the act or process of suppressing or the condition of being suppressed
- psychoanal the conscious avoidance of unpleasant thoughtsCompare repression (def. 2)
- electronics the act or process of suppressing a frequency, oscillation, etc
- biology the failure of an organ or part to develop
- med the cessation of any physiological process
Word Origin and History for suppression
1520s, from Latin suppressionem (nominative suppresio), noun of action from past participle stem of supprimere (see suppress).
- The act of suppressing or the state of being suppressed.
- Conscious exclusion of unacceptable desires, thoughts, or memories from the mind.
- The sudden arrest of the secretion of a fluid, such as urine or bile.
- The checking or curtailing of an abnormal flow or discharge.
- The effect of a second genetic mutation that reverses a phenotypic change that had been caused by a previous mutation at a different location on the chromosome.