suspension

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Singular
suspension

Plural
suspensions

 
The treble C indicated in red has been held over from the first chord into the second chord, thus creating a suspension (sense 5)
The suspension (sense 6) of a car being changed
  1. Suspension is the act of hanging something or being hanged.
    Suspension from a hook.
  2. A suspension is a temporary delay or interruption.
  3. (chemistry) (physics) Suspension is the state of a substance produced when its particles are mixed with, but not dissolved in a fluid, and can be separated by straining.
  4. Suspension is the temporary barring of a person from somewhere.
    Suspension from school as a disciplinary measure.
  5. (music) A suspension is a discord produced by prolonging a note in the chord into following chord.
  6. (vehicle) Suspension is the system of springs and shock absorbers connected to the wheels of a vehicle for it to move smoothly.