suspension (

     n 1: a mixture in which fine particles are suspended in a fluid
          where they are supported by buoyancy
     2: a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation
        of something [syn: pause, intermission, break, interruption]
     3: temporary cessation or suspension [syn: abeyance]
     4: an interruption in the intensity or amount of something
        [syn: respite, reprieve, hiatus, abatement]
     5: a mechanical system of springs or shock absorbers connecting
        the wheels and axles to the chassis of a wheeled vehicle
        [syn: suspension system]
     6: the act of suspending something (hanging it from above so it
        moves freely); "there was a small ceremony for the hanging
        of the portrait" [syn: dangling, hanging]
     7: a temporary debarment (from a privilege or position etc)
        [syn: temporary removal]