how to pronounce suspension


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suspension is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of suspension in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… to the temporary suspension of silver …”

meanings of suspension


  1. A topological space derived from another by taking the product of the original space with an interval and collapsing each end of the product to a point.
  2. Thus a kind of silt or sludge.
  3. A stay or postponement of the execution of a sentence, usually by letters of suspension granted on application to the Lord Ordinary.
  4. A function derived, in a standard way, from another, such that the instant function's domain and codomain are suspensions of the original function's.
  5. The temporary barring of a person from a workplace, society, etc. pending investigation into alleged misconduct.
  6. The act of suspending, or the state of being suspended.
  7. The process of barring a student from school grounds as a form of punishment (particularly out-of-school suspension).
  8. A temporary or conditional delay, interruption or discontinuation.
  9. The system of springs and shock absorbers connected to the wheels in an automobile, which allows the vehicle to move smoothly with reduced shock to its occupants.
  10. The act of or discord produced by prolonging one or more tones of a chord into the chord which follows, thus producing a momentary discord, suspending the concord which the ear expects.
  11. The state of a solid or substance produced when its particles are mixed with, but not dissolved in, a fluid, and are capable of separation by straining.
  12. The act of keeping a person who is listening in doubt and expectation of what is to follow.

suspension frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word suspension occurs in english on average 7.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics suspension can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that suspension can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) education, science, and technology;

4) transport and travel;

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