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suspension

  
  
abeyance, adjournment, break, breaking off, deferment, delay, disbarment, discontinuation, interruption, moratorium, postponement, remission, respite, stay  
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suspension

  
  ( suspensions    plural  )
1       n-uncount   The suspension of something is the act of delaying or stopping it for a while or until a decision is made about it.  
A strike by British Airways ground staff has led to the suspension of flights between London and Manchester...     
2       n-var   Someone's suspension is their removal from a job or position for a period of time or until a decision is made about them.  
The minister warned that any civil servant not at his desk faced immediate suspension...     
3       n-var   A vehicle's suspension consists of the springs and other devices attached to the wheels, which give a smooth ride over uneven ground.  


suspension bridge        ( suspension bridges    plural  ) A suspension bridge is a type of bridge that is supported from above by cables.      n-count  

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