suspension

[suh-spen-shuhn]
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noun


Origin of suspension

1520–30; < Latin suspēnsiōn- (stem of suspēnsiō), equivalent to suspēns(us) (see suspense) + -iōn- -ion
Related formsnon·sus·pen·sion, nounpre·sus·pen·sion, nounre·sus·pen·sion, noun

Synonyms for suspension

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British Dictionary definitions for non-suspension

suspension

noun

an interruption or temporary revocationthe suspension of a law
a temporary debarment, as from position, privilege, etc
a deferment, esp of a decision, judgment, etc
law
  1. a postponement of execution of a sentence or the deferring of a judgment, etc
  2. a temporary extinguishment of a right or title
cessation of payment of business debts, esp as a result of insolvency
the act of suspending or the state of being suspended
a system of springs, shock absorbers, etc, that supports the body of a wheeled or tracked vehicle and insulates it and its occupants from shocks transmitted by the wheelsSee also hydraulic suspension
a device or structure, usually a wire or spring, that serves to suspend or support something, such as the pendulum of a clock
chem a dispersion of fine solid or liquid particles in a fluid, the particles being supported by buoyancySee also colloid
the process by which eroded particles of rock are transported in a river
music one or more notes of a chord that are prolonged until a subsequent chord is sounded, usually to form a dissonance
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Word Origin and History for non-suspension

suspension

n.

early 15c., "temporary halting or deprivation," from Latin suspensionem (nominative suspensio) "the act or state of hanging up, a vaulting," from past participle stem of suspendere "to hang" (see suspend).

A semblance of truth sufficient to procure for these shadows of imagination that willing suspension of disbelief for the moment, which constitutes poetic faith. [Coleridge, "Biographia Literaria," 1817]

Meaning "action of hanging by a support from above" is attested from 1540s. Suspension bridge first recorded 1821.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

non-suspension in Medicine

suspension

[sə-spĕnshən]

n.

A noncolloidal dispersion of solid particles in a liquid, often used for pharmaceutical preparations.
The fixation of an organ to other tissue for support, as the uterus.
The hanging of a part from a support, such as a plaster-encased limb.
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non-suspension in Science

suspension

[sə-spĕnshən]

A mixture in which small particles of a substance are dispersed throughout a gas or liquid. If a suspension is left undisturbed, the particles are likely to settle to the bottom. The particles in a suspension are larger than those in either a colloid or a solution. Muddy water is an example of a suspension. Compare colloid solution.
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