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"suspension" in British English

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suspensionnoun

uk   /səˈspen.ʃən/  us   /səˈspen.ʃən/
  • suspension noun (STOP)

[U] the ​act of ​stopping something ​happening, ​operating, etc. for a ​period of ​time: The suspension offighting is to take ​effect at 6 a.m. on ​Monday. There have been ​calls for the drug's ​immediate suspension, ​followingreports that it has ​dangeroussideeffects.
[C or U] a ​punishment in which a ​person is ​temporarily not ​allowed to ​work, go to ​school, or take ​part in an ​activity: The ​union is ​protesting about the suspension of a ​restaurantworker. The ​player is ​likely to ​receive a three-game suspension ​following an ​incident in yesterday's ​game.

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  • suspension noun (VEHICLE)

[U] equipmentattached to the ​wheels of a ​vehicle that ​reduces the ​uncomfortableeffects of going over ​roadsurfaces that are not ​even
  • suspension noun (LIQUID)

[C] a ​liquid in which ​smallpieces of ​solid are ​contained, but not ​dissolved: a suspension of ​finecornflour incornoil
(Definition of suspension from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"suspension" in American English

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suspensionnoun [C/U]

 us   /səˈspen·ʃən/
the ​act of making someone ​leave a ​job or ​school or ​stop doing an ​activity, usually as a ​punishment: [C] Stevens will ​begin his three-day suspension ​Tuesday. [U] Students who are ​warnedtwice may ​face suspension.
(Definition of suspension from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"suspension" in Business English

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suspensionnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /səˈspenʃən/
an ​act of ​stopping something from ​happening or continuing either temporarily or permanently: suspension of sth Suspension of ​foreigneconomicaid would have a crippling ​effect on the country. The ​group has seen the ​value of its ​sharesfall by more than 95% in the six months ​leading up to last week's suspension of ​trading. indefinite/​permanent/​temporary suspension
HR an ​act of temporarily ​stopping an ​employee from ​working, often because they have done something wrong: two-week/six-month/one-year, etc. suspension She intends to ​appeal against her six-month suspension.
(Definition of suspension from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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