Results for: suspension
1. an interruption or temporary revocation the suspension of a law
2. a temporary debarment, as from position, privilege, etc.
3. a deferment, esp of a decision, judgment, etc.
4. (Law) Law
a. a postponement of execution of a sentence or the deferring of a judgment, etc.
b. a temporary extinguishment of a right or title
5. (Economics, Accounting & Finance / Banking & Finance) cessation of payment of business debts, esp as a result of insolvency
6. the act of suspending or the state of being suspended
7. (Engineering / Automotive Engineering) 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 wheels See also hydraulic suspension
8. (Physics / General Physics) a device or structure, usually a wire or spring, that serves to suspend or support something, such as the pendulum of a clock
9. (Chemistry) Chem a dispersion of fine solid or liquid particles in a fluid, the particles being supported by buoyancy See also colloid
10. (Earth Sciences / Physical Geography) the process by which eroded particles of rock are transported in a river
11. (Music, other) Music one or more notes of a chord that are prolonged until a subsequent chord is sounded, usually to form a dissonance
suspension /sspnn/ n. 1 [U] an act of suspending or state of being suspended: She said her suspension from school was unfair. 2 [C;U] a support system in automobiles that absorbs shocks from the road: Your car is uncomfortable because the suspension is old. 3 suspension bridge: a bridge that is supported by cables suspended from high towers