the act of suspending.
the state of being suspended.
temporary abrogation or withholding, as of a law, privilege, decision, belief, etc.
stoppage of payment of debts or claims because of financial inability or insolvency.
the state in which the particles of a substance are mixed with a fluid but are undissolved.
a substance in such a state.
Physical Chemistry. a system consisting of small particles kept dispersed by agitation (mechanical suspension) or by the molecular motion in the surrounding medium (colloidal suspension)
something on or by which something else is suspended or hung.
something that is suspended or hung.
Also called suspension system. the arrangement of springs, shock absorbers, hangers, etc., in an automobile, railway car, etc., connecting the wheel-suspension units or axles to the chassis frame.
Electricity. a wire, filament, or group of wires by which the conducting part of an instrument or device is suspended.
the prolongation of a tone in one chord into the following chord, usually producing a temporary dissonance.
the tone so prolonged.
Rhetoric. the heightening of interest by delay of the main subject or clause, especially by means of a series of parallel preceding elements.
an interruption or temporary revocation: the suspension of a law
a temporary debarment, as from position, privilege, etc
a deferment, esp of a decision, judgment, etc
a postponement of execution of a sentence or the deferring of a judgment, etc
a temporary extinguishment of a right or title
cessation of payment of business debts, esp as a result of insolvency
the act of suspending or the state of being suspended
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 See also hydraulic suspension
a device or structure, usually a wire or spring, that serves to suspend or support something, such as the pendulum of a clock
(chem) a dispersion of fine solid or liquid particles in a fluid, the particles being supported by buoyancy See also colloid
the process by which eroded particles of rock are transported in a river
(music) one or more notes of a chord that are prolonged until a subsequent chord is sounded, usually to form a dissonance
suspension sus·pen·sion (sə-spěn’shən)
A noncolloidal dispersion of solid particles in a liquid, often used for pharmaceutical preparations.
The fixation of an organ to other tissue for support, as the uterus.
The hanging of a part from a support, such as a plaster-encased limb.
A mixture in which small particles of a substance are dispersed throughout a gas or liquid. If a suspension is left undisturbed, the particles are likely to settle to the bottom. The particles in a suspension are larger than those in either a colloid or a solution. Muddy water is an example of a suspension. Compare colloid, solution.
noun 1. a compound found in red grapes, mulberries, peanuts, and certain plants, used medicinally as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory
verb (used without object), swore or (Archaic) sware; sworn; swearing. 1. to make a solemn declaration or affirmation by some sacred being or object, as a deity or the Bible. 2. to bind oneself by oath. 3. to give evidence or make a statement on oath. 4. to use profane oaths or language: Don’t swear […]
noun 1. a group of individuals or organizations combined or making a joint effort to undertake some specific duty or carry out specific transactions or negotiations: The local furniture store is individually owned, but is part of a buying syndicate. 2. a combination of bankers or capitalists formed for the purpose of carrying out some […]
noun, plural syntheses [sin-thuh-seez] /ˈsɪn θəˌsiz/ (Show IPA) 1. the combining of the constituent elements of separate material or abstract entities into a single or unified entity (opposed to analysis, ) the separating of any material or abstract entity into its constituent elements. 2. a complex whole formed by combining. 3. Chemistry. the forming or […]