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noun British English pronunciation: suspension /səˈspenʃ(ə)n/ 
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] the act of officially stopping something for a period of time

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  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] a punishment in which someone is removed from a team, job, or school for a short time

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