Suspension meaning

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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.
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Suspension is defined as a time period during which something temporarily stops or is put on hold.

When a student is told not to come to school for a week because of bad behavior, this is an example of a suspension.

When you put your disbelief on hold long enough to enjoy a movie about magic, this is an example of suspension of disbelief.

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A device from which a mechanical part is suspended.
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The system of springs and other devices that insulates the chassis of a vehicle from shocks transmitted through the wheels.
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The act or means of suspending the balance or pendulum in a timepiece.
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The definition of a suspension is a device or framework that supports weight.

An example of a suspension is the springs and shocks in a car.

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The act of suspending or the condition of being suspended, especially:
  • An interruption or temporary cessation, as of an activity or of the application of a rule or law.
  • A temporary prohibition or exclusion, as from attending school or enjoying a privilege, especially as a punishment.
  • A postponement, as of a judgment, opinion, or decision.
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(chemistry) A system in which minute particles are dispersed throughout a fluid from which they are easily filtered but not easily settled because of system viscosity or molecular interactions.
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A suspending or being suspended.
  • A temporary barring from an office, school, etc.
  • A temporary stoppage of payment, service, etc.
  • A temporary canceling, as of rules.
  • A deferring of action on a sentence.
  • A holding back of a judgment, etc.
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A supporting device or framework upon or from which something is suspended.
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The system of springs, shocks, etc. supporting a vehicle upon its undercarriage or axles.
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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.
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The act of suspending, or the state of being suspended.
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The act of keeping a person who is listening in doubt and expectation of what is to follow.
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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.
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(Scots Law) A stay or postponement of the execution of a sentence, usually by letters of suspension granted on application to the lord ordinary.
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(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.
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(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.
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(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.
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