suspension meaning

[ səs'penʃən ] Pronunciation:   "suspension" in a sentence
Noun: suspension  su'spenshun
  1. A mixture in which fine particles are suspended in a fluid where they are supported by buoyancy 
  2. A time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something
    - pause, intermission, break, interruption 
  3. Temporary cessation or suspension
    - abeyance 
  4. An interruption in the intensity or amount of something
    - respite, reprieve, hiatus, abatement 
  5. A mechanical system of springs or shock absorbers connecting the wheels and axles to the chassis of a wheeled vehicle
    - suspension system 
  6. The act of suspending something (hanging it from above so it moves freely)
    - dangling, hanging 
  7. A temporary debarment (from a privilege or position etc)
    - temporary removal

Derived forms: suspensions

See also: suspend

Type of: break, debarment, inaction, inactiveness, inactivity, interruption, interval, mechanical system, mixture, support, supporting, time interval

Part of: automotive vehicle, bogie [Asia], car, motor vehicle, railcar, railroad car [N. Amer], railway car [Brit, Cdn], railway carriage [Brit, Cdn]

Encyclopedia: Suspension


[Business]
noun [U,C]

1 (HR )

the act of officially removing sb from their job for a period of time, usually as a punishment:

the temporary suspension of five employees

The strike was called in protest against the suspension of a worker for being absent.

2

the act of delaying sth for a period of time:

The incident led to the suspension of talks between union and management.

a share trading suspension


[Electronics]
1. In a speaker, the flexible, circular or elliptical structure via which the cone is attached to the frame.
2. The wire or metallized fiber supporting the movable coil of a galvanometer.
3. Particles of a substance and the liquid in which it is mixed, but not dissolved.
4. The substance, as defined in
3.
suspension galvanometer A meter with a light-beam apparatus for lengthening the arc through which the pointer travels. When the beam of light is cast a long distance, a tiny movement of the coil will cause considerable movement of the image.

[Engineering]
A fine wire or coil spring that supports the moving element of a meter.

[Medicine]
n
1
a : the state of a substance when its particles are mixed with but undissolved in a fluid or solid
b : a substance in this state
2 : a system consisting of a solid dispersed in a solid, liquid, or gas usu. in particles of larger than colloidal size

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  1. it was the first eyebar suspension bridge.
  2. this is the famous suspension bridge on the tagus.
  3. they were going to cross a precarious suspension bridge.
  4. this is a motor car suspension.
  5. the early chinese built suspension bridges of hemp rope.

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