Associations to the word «Suspension»


SUSPENSION, noun. The act of suspending, or the state of being suspended.
SUSPENSION, noun. A temporary or conditional delay, interruption or discontinuation.
SUSPENSION, noun. The state of a solid or substance produced when its particles are mixed with, but not dissolved in, a fluid, and are capable of separation by straining.
SUSPENSION, noun. The act of keeping a person who is listening in doubt and expectation of what is to follow.
SUSPENSION, noun. The system of springs and shock absorbers connected to the wheels in an automobile or car, which allow the vehicle to move smoothly with reduced shock to its occupants.
SUSPENSION, noun. (Scots Law) A stay or postponement of the execution of a sentence, usually by letters of suspension granted on application to the lord ordinary.
SUSPENSION, noun. (music) The act of or discord produced by prolonging one or more tones of a chord into the chord which follows, thus producing a momentary discord, suspending the concord which the ear expects.
SUSPENSION, noun. (topology) A topological space derived from another by taking the product of the original space with an interval and collapsing each end of the product to a point.
SUSPENSION, noun. (topology) A function derived, in a standard way, from another, such that the instant function's domain and codomain are suspensions of the original function's.
SUSPENSION, noun. (education) The process of barring a student from school grounds by means of punishment.
SUSPENSION BRIDGE, noun. A bridge where the deck or roadway is suspended from cables.
SUSPENSION BRIDGES, noun. Plural of suspension bridge
SUSPENSION OF DISBELIEF, noun. People's acceptance, for the sake of appreciation of art (including literature and the like), of what they know to be a nonfactual premise of the work of art.
SUSPENSION SCALE, noun. A scale in which the platform hangs suspended from the weighing apparatus instead of resting upon it.

Dictionary definition

SUSPENSION, noun. A mixture in which fine particles are suspended in a fluid where they are supported by buoyancy.
SUSPENSION, noun. A time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something.
SUSPENSION, noun. Temporary cessation or suspension.
SUSPENSION, noun. An interruption in the intensity or amount of something.
SUSPENSION, noun. A mechanical system of springs or shock absorbers connecting the wheels and axles to the chassis of a wheeled vehicle.
SUSPENSION, noun. The act of suspending something (hanging it from above so it moves freely); "there was a small ceremony for the hanging of the portrait".
SUSPENSION, noun. A temporary debarment (from a privilege or position etc).

Wise words

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