Meaning of “suspension” in the English Dictionary

"suspension" in English

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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 of fighting is to take effect at 6 a.m. on Monday.
There have been calls for the drug's immediate suspension, following reports that it has dangerous side effects.

[ 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 restaurant worker.
The player is likely to receive a three-game suspension following an incident in yesterday's game.

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(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 warned twice 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 /səˈspenʃən/ us

an act of stopping something from happening or continuing either temporarily or permanently:

suspension of sth Suspension of foreign economic aid would have a crippling effect on the country.
The group has seen the value of its shares fall 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)