- 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.
- suspense account,
- suspension bridge,
- suspension point,
- suspension points,
Origin of suspension
Examples from the Web for suspension
In hindsight, however, he feels that the suspension has “had a positive impact on the fraternal community.”
In essence, they placed a bunch of solar panels in the form of a suspension bridge on top of the lift.
This suspension, Masters said, had been forced upon ARNN by the Dial Global lawsuit.
“This is not a judgment of guilt, nor is it a suspension of any other canonical penalty,” Canary wrote.
His punishment: Suspension from all team activities indefinitely, pending a criminal investigation of the charges.
A suspension seat for tractors produced by the Bostrom Corporation in 1921.
Suspension deferred the execution of penalties incurred by heresy, either for a term of years, or until a council should decide.
Early in the session the government requested the house to renew the act for the suspension of Habeas Corpus: it was granted.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III.|E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
Suspension is a punishment by which a party is temporarily deprived of his rights and privileges as a Mason.The Principles of Masonic Law|Albert G. Mackey
With the first suspension, the rope broke; but the second attempt to hang the prisoner was successful.Sixty Years in Southern California 1853-1913|Harris Newmark
- 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.