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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 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 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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  • suspension noun (VEHICLE)

[U] equipment attached to the wheels of a vehicle that reduces the uncomfortable effects of going over road surfaces that are not even
  • suspension noun (LIQUID)

[C] a liquid in which small pieces of solid are contained, but not dissolved: a suspension of fine cornflour in corn oil
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"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)
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