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English noun: suspension

1. suspension (substance) a mixture in which fine particles are suspended in a fluid where they are supported by buoyancy

Broader (hypernym)mixture

Narrower (hyponym)mash, resuspension, slurry, vapor, vapour

2. suspension (time) a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something

Synonymsbreak, intermission, interruption, pause

Broader (hypernym)interval, time interval

Narrower (hyponym)blackout, caesura, dead air, delay, halftime, hold, lapse, letup, lull, postponement, relief, respite, rest, rest period, time lag, time-out, wait

3. suspension (state) temporary cessation or suspension


Broader (hypernym)inaction, inactiveness, inactivity

Narrower (hyponym)cold storage, deferral, moratorium, recess, stand-down, standdown

4. suspension (event) an interruption in the intensity or amount of something

Synonymsabatement, hiatus, reprieve, respite

Broader (hypernym)break, interruption

Narrower (hyponym)defervescence, remission, remittal, subsidence

5. suspension (artifact) a mechanical system of springs or shock absorbers connecting the wheels and axles to the chassis of a wheeled vehicle

Synonymssuspension system

Broader (hypernym)mechanical system

Part holonymcushion, shock, shock absorber

Part meronymautomotive vehicle, car, motor vehicle, railcar, railroad car, railway car

6. suspension (act) the act of suspending something (hanging it from above so it moves freely)

SamplesThere was a small ceremony for the hanging of the portrait.

Synonymsdangling, hanging

Broader (hypernym)support, supporting

7. suspension (act) a temporary debarment (from a privilege or position etc)

Synonymstemporary removal

Broader (hypernym)debarment

Narrower (hyponym)rustication

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