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suspension (n.)

early 15c., "a temporary halting or deprivation," from Latin suspensionem (nominative suspensio) "the act or state of hanging up, a vaulting," noun of action, from past-participle stem of suspendere "to hang up, cause to hang, suspend," from assimilated form of sub "up from under" (see sub-) + pendere "to hang, cause to hang; weigh" (from PIE root *(s)pen- "to draw, stretch, spin"). Suspension of disbelief is from Coleridge:

A semblance of truth sufficient to procure for these shadows of imagination that willing suspension of disbelief for the moment, which constitutes poetic faith. ["Biographia Literaria," 1817]

Meaning "action of hanging by a support from above" is attested from 1540s. Meaning "particles suspended in liquid without dissolving" is from 1707. Suspension-bridge is recorded by 1819 (earlier suspended bridge, 1796).

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Definitions of suspension

suspension (n.)
a mixture in which fine particles are suspended in a fluid where they are supported by buoyancy;
suspension (n.)
a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something;
suspension (n.)
temporary cessation or suspension;
Synonyms: abeyance
suspension (n.)
an interruption in the intensity or amount of something;
Synonyms: respite / reprieve / hiatus / abatement
suspension (n.)
a mechanical system of springs or shock absorbers connecting the wheels and axles to the chassis of a wheeled vehicle;
Synonyms: suspension system
suspension (n.)
the act of suspending something (hanging it from above so it moves freely);
Synonyms: dangling / hanging
suspension (n.)
a temporary debarment (from a privilege or position etc);
Synonyms: temporary removal
From wordnet.princeton.edu