- the state in which the particles of a substance are mixed with a fluid but are undissolved.
- a substance in such a state.
- the prolongation of a tone in one chord into the following chord, usually producing a temporary dissonance.
- the tone so prolonged.
Origin of suspension
Synonyms for suspension
Related Words for suspensioninterruption, layoff, halt, stoppage, period, postponement, freeze, break, moratorium, termination, deferment, ending, suspense, latency, pause, end, quiescence, time-out, conclusion, finish
Examples from the Web for suspension
Contemporary Examples of suspension
In hindsight, however, he feels that the suspension has “had a positive impact on the fraternal community.”Fraternities in a Post-UVA World
December 12, 2014
In essence, they placed a bunch of solar panels in the form of a suspension bridge on top of the lift.Solar Powered Ski Lift
The Daily Beast
November 24, 2014
This suspension, Masters said, had been forced upon ARNN by the Dial Global lawsuit.The Godfather of Right-Wing Radio
November 23, 2014
“This is not a judgment of guilt, nor is it a suspension of any other canonical penalty,” Canary wrote.Chicago Priests Raped and Pillaged for 50 Years
Barbie Latza Nadeau
November 7, 2014
His punishment: Suspension from all team activities indefinitely, pending a criminal investigation of the charges.Gator Quarterback’s Lawyer: Blame This Victim
October 10, 2014
Historical Examples of suspension
The episode that had caused her suspension seemed entirely forgotten.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
It is obvious that a great deal depends on the mode of suspension.
Hansen made use of the mode of suspension exhibited in Fig. 3.
Twenty things may happen to afford me a suspension at least: Why should I be so very uneasy?Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)
Faraday always recommended the suspension of judgment in cases of doubt.
- a postponement of execution of a sentence or the deferring of a judgment, etc
- a temporary extinguishment of a right or title
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.