suspension points
noun plural Date: 1919 chiefly British usually three spaced periods used to show the omission of a word or word group from a written context

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  • suspension points — noun plural see suspension periods * * * Print. a series of periods used as an ellipsis. Also called breaks. [1915 20] …   Useful english dictionary

  • suspension points — suspen′sion points n. pl. pri a series of usu. three periods used as an ellipsis • Etymology: 1915–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • suspension points — Print. a series of periods used as an ellipsis. Also called breaks. [1915 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • Suspension bondage — is a form of sexual bondage where a bound person is hung from one or more overhead suspension points. Suspension bondage is considered to carry a higher risk than other forms of sexual bondage. Stimulation In partial suspension the person is… …   Wikipedia

  • SUSPENSION — n. f. Action de suspendre; état d’une chose suspendue. La suspension d’un pendule. Le point de suspension d’une balance. Cette substance est en suspension dans l’eau, Ses particules sont mêlées à l’eau sans être dissoutes par elle. SUSPENSION se… …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • suspension — noun /səˈspɛnʃən/ a) The act of suspending, or the state of being suspended b) A temporary delay, interruption, or cessation; Of labor, study, pain, etc.; Of decision, determination, judgment, etc.; Of judgment or opinion in view of evidence to… …   Wiktionary

  • suspension periods — noun plural or suspension points : usually three spaced periods used to mark an omission of a word or group of words from a written context compare ellipsis 3 …   Useful english dictionary

  • suspension — [ syspɑ̃sjɔ̃ ] n. f. • suspenciun « délai, incertitude » 1170; lat. suspensio, de suspendere I ♦ Le fait de suspendre (I), d interrompre ou d interdire; son résultat. 1 ♦ Vx ou dr. (sauf dans des loc.) Interruption ou remise à plus tard. La… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Suspension de vehicule — Suspension de véhicule Pour les articles homonymes, voir Suspension. Les suspensions sur un véhicule, sont les éléments permettant de relier les masses non suspendues (typiquement la roue, les systèmes de freinage, d entraînement de roue, etc)… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Points of suspension — Suspension Sus*pen sion, n. [Cf. F. suspension, L. suspensio arched work, imperfect pronunciation. See {Suspend}.] 1. The act of suspending, or the state of being suspended; pendency; as, suspension from a hook. [1913 Webster] 2. Especially,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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