suspension

[ suh-spen-shuhn ]SEE DEFINITION OF suspension
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SUSPENSION

The episode that had caused her suspension seemed entirely forgotten.

It is obvious that a great deal depends on the mode of suspension.

Hansen made use of the mode of suspension exhibited in Fig. 3.

Twenty things may happen to afford me a suspension at least: Why should I be so very uneasy?

Faraday always recommended the suspension of judgment in cases of doubt.

It loosened at its lower end and the wires holding it in suspension shook.

But that suspension was far more dreadful than the most acute suffering.

False news of the suspension of hostilities should have, in a measure, prepared her.

In most of the tents a ring for suspension is fastened at the centre of one side.

Negligent judges were threatened with suspension and removal from office.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "temporary halting or deprivation," from Latin suspensionem (nominative suspensio) "the act or state of hanging up, a vaulting," from past participle stem of suspendere "to hang" (see suspend).

Meaning "action of hanging by a support from above" is attested from 1540s. Suspension bridge first recorded 1821.

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