An example of suppression is a government stopping citizens from participating in a certain activity.
- a suppressing or being suppressed
- the mechanism by which unacceptable ideas, impulses, etc. are suppressed
- something suppressed in this way
Origin of suppressionClassical Latin suppressio
- The act of suppressing.
- The state of being suppressed.
- Psychiatry Conscious exclusion of unacceptable desires, thoughts, or memories from the mind.
- Botany The failure of an organ or part to develop.
- Genetics The inhibition of gene expression.
suppression - Computer Definition
Forceful constraint, prevention, or subduing. In electronics, the elimination or intentional attenuation of an unwanted oscillation, such as a sideband, a carrier, or an echo. In some voice encoding mechanisms, silence suppression senses periods of inactivity in a voice conversation and simply ceases sending data associated with that conversation. See also attenuation, carrier, echo, encode, oscillate, sideband, and silence suppression.