Suspension may refer to:

In science and engineering:

  • Suspension (topology), in mathematics
  • Suspension (dynamical systems), in mathematics
  • Suspension (chemistry), mixture of two chemicals with the property that one does not rapidly settle out
  • Suspension (vehicle), system of linkages that connects a vehicle to its wheels
  • Suspension (motorcycle), system of linkages that connects a motorcycle to its wheels
  • Bicycle suspension, system of linkages that connects a bicycle to its wheels
  • The superstructure of a suspension bridge
  • Suspensory behavior, a type of arboreal locomotion most popularly exhibited by primates
  • Thunk (delayed computation), in computer science


  • Suspended animation, a dormant state or frozen effects of time
  • Suspension (music), one or more notes temporarily held before resolving to a chord tone
  • Suspension (punishment), form of punishment for violating rules in the workforce and academia
  • Suspension bondage, the act of suspending a human body using suspension ropes, cables, or chains
  • Suspension (body modification), the act of suspending a human body from hooks that have been put through body piercings
  • Suspension (film), 2008 film directed by Alec Joler and Ethan Shaftel

Famous quotes containing the word suspension:

    That willing suspension of disbelief for the moment, which constitutes poetic faith.
    Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834)

    Leonid Ivanovich Shigaev is dead.... The suspension dots, customary in Russian obituaries, must represent the footprints of words that have departed on tiptoe, in reverent single file, leaving their tracks on the marble....
    Vladimir Nabokov (1899–1977)

    If the oarsmen of a fast-moving ship suddenly cease to row, the suspension of the driving force of the oars doesn’t prevent the vessel from continuing to move on its course. And with a speech it is much the same. After he has finished reciting the document, the speaker will still be able to maintain the same tone without a break, borrowing its momentum and impulse from the passage he has just read out.
    Marcus Tullius Cicero (106–43 B.C)