suspension

[ suh-spen-shuhn ]
/ səˈspɛn ʃən /

noun


Nearby words

  1. suspense,
  2. suspense account,
  3. suspenseful,
  4. suspenser,
  5. suspensible,
  6. suspension bridge,
  7. suspension point,
  8. suspension points,
  9. suspensive,
  10. suspensively

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

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British Dictionary definitions for suspension

suspension

/ (səˈspɛnʃən) /

noun

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Word Origin and History for suspension

suspension

n.
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Medicine definitions for suspension

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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Science definitions for suspension

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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