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:

    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)

    There are two kinds of liberalism. A liberalism which is always, subterraneously authoritative and paternalistic, on the side of one’s good conscience. And then there is a liberalism which is more ethical than political; one would have to find another name for this. Something like a profound suspension of judgment.
    Roland Barthes (1915–1980)

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