1 an interruption or temporary revocation
the suspension of a law
2 a temporary debarment, as from position, privilege, etc.
3 a deferment, esp. of a decision, judgment, etc.
a a postponement of execution of a sentence or the deferring of a judgment, etc.
b a temporary extinguishment of a right or title
5 cessation of payment of business debts, esp. as a result of insolvency
6 the act of suspending or the state of being suspended
7 a system of springs, shock absorbers, etc., that supports the body of a wheeled or tracked vehicle and insulates it and its occupants from shocks transmitted by the wheels
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8 a device or structure, usually a wire or spring, that serves to suspend or support something, such as the pendulum of a clock
9 (Chem) a dispersion of fine solid or liquid particles in a fluid, the particles being supported by buoyancy
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10 the process by which eroded particles of rock are transported in a river
11 (Music) one or more notes of a chord that are prolonged until a subsequent chord is sounded, usually to form a dissonance
n a system of motor-vehicle suspension using hydraulic members, often with hydraulic compensation between front and rear systems (hydroelastic suspension)
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n a bridge that has a deck suspended by cables or rods from other cables or chains that hang between two towers and are anchored at both ends
n (Chiefly U.S) one of a group of dots, usually three, used in written material to indicate the omission of a word or words