a willingness to suspend one’s critical faculties and believe the unbelievable; sacrifice of realism and logic for the sake of enjoyment
coined by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
plural noun, Printing. 1. a series of periods used as an ellipsis.
adjective 1. pertaining to or characterized by suspension. 2. undecided in mind. 3. pertaining to or characterized by suspense. 4. (of words, phrases, etc.) characterized by or expressing suspense; keeping the reader or listener in suspense. 5. having the effect of suspending the operation of something. adjective 1. having the power of deferment; effecting suspension […]
noun, Physical Chemistry. 1. a sol having a solid disperse phase. noun 1. (chem) a system consisting of a suspension of solid particles in a liquid suspensoid sus·pen·soid (sə-spěn’soid’) n. A colloid solution in which the disperse particles are solid and remain sharply demarcated from the fluid in which they are suspended.
noun 1. a suspensory ligament, bandage, etc. 2. Botany. a cellular structure, developed along with the embryo in seed-bearing plants, that bears the embryo at its apex and by elongation carries the embryo to its food source. noun 1. another name for suspensory (sense 1) 2. (botany) (in a seed) a row of cells attached […]
noun, plural suspensories. 1. a supporting bandage, muscle, ligament, etc. adjective 2. serving as a suspensory. 3. suspending the operation of something. noun (pl) -ries 1. (anatomy) Also called suspensor. a ligament or muscle that holds a structure or part in position 2. (med) a bandage, sling, etc, for supporting a dependent part 3. another […]