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sus·pen·sion  (s-spnshn)
1. The act of suspending or the condition of being suspended, especially:
a. A temporary abrogation or cessation, as of a law or rule.
b. A temporary debarment, as from school or a privilege, especially as a punishment.
c. A postponement, as of a judgment, opinion, or decision. See Synonyms at pause.
2. Music
a. The prolongation of one or more tones of a chord into a following chord to create a temporary dissonance.
b. The tone so prolonged.
3. A device from which a mechanical part is suspended.
4. The system of springs and other devices that insulates the chassis of a vehicle from shocks transmitted through the wheels.
5. Chemistry A system in which microscopically visible particles are dispersed throughout a less dense liquid or gas from which they are easily filtered but not easily settled because of system viscocity or molecular interactions.
Fugue No. 4 from J.S. Bachs Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I

suspension [səˈspɛnʃən]
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  (s-spnshn)
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 colloidsolution

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 suspension

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