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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


Synonymsabeyance


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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