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Definition of suspension noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[uncountable, countable] the act of officially removing someone from their job, school, team, etc. for a period of time, usually as a punishment suspension from school The two players are appealing against their suspensions.
  2. 2[uncountable, singular] the act of delaying something for a period of time, until a decision has been taken These events have led to the suspension of talks.
  3. 3[uncountable, countable] the system by which a vehicle is supported on its wheels and that makes it more comfortable to ride in when the road surface is not even the front/rear suspension
  4. 4[countable, uncountable] (technology) a liquid with very small pieces of solid matter floating in it; the state of such a liquid see also suspend
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: suspension