cessation

  • 1 cessation — [ sesasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1361; de cesser ♦ Le fait de prendre fin ou de mettre fin à qqch. ⇒ abandon, arrêt, 1. fin, interruption, suspension. Cessation des hostilités : armistice, trêve. Cessation du travail : chômage, grève, vacation. Cessation… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 Cessation — Ces*sa tion (s[e^]s*s[=a] sh[u^]n), n. [F. cessation, L. cessatio, fr. cessare. See {Cease}.] A ceasing or discontinuance, as of action, whether temporary or final; a stop; as, a cessation of the war. [1913 Webster] The temporary cessation of the …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 cessation — I (interlude) noun abeyance, adjournment, armistice, arrest, break, ceasing, cloture, delay, desistance, discontinuance, discontinuation, dormancy, embolium, halt, hiatus, inaction, inactivity, interim, intermediate time, intermissio,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 cessation — CESSATION. s. fém. Intermission, discontinuation. Cessation d armes, cessation d hostilités. Cessation de poursuites. Cessation de commerce. Cessation de travail, etc …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • 5 cessation — Cessation. s. f. v. Intermission, discontinuation. Cessation d armes, d hostilitez. cessation de poursuites. cessation de commerce. cessation de travail …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 6 cessation — UK US /sesˈeɪʃən/ noun [C or U] FORMAL ► the fact of something ending or stopping: »The company has now stopped trading and has announced the cessation of its business …

    Financial and business terms

  • 7 Cessation — (v. lat.), Aufhören, Unterlassen …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 8 cessation — mid 15c., cessacyoun, from L. cessationem (nom. cessatio) a delaying, ceasing, noun of action from pp. stem of cessare delay (see CEASE (Cf. cease)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 cessation — [n] ending abeyance, arrest, break, break off*, breather*, cease, ceasing, close, conclusion, cutoff*, desistance, discontinuance, downtime*, end, finish, freeze*, grinding halt, halt, halting, hiatus, intermission, interruption, interval,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 cessation — ► NOUN ▪ the fact or process of ceasing. ORIGIN Latin, from cessare cease …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 cessation — [se sā′shən] n. [L cessatio < pp. of cessare, CEASE] a ceasing, or stopping, either forever or for some time …

    English World dictionary

  • 12 cessation — (sè sa sion ; en poésie, de quatre syllabes) s. f. Action de cesser. Cessation d hostilités, de poursuites, de commerce, etc. •   Une cessation d inquiétude, PASC. dans COUSIN. •   La cessation de presque tout le commerce qui ne se fait plus que… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 13 CESSATION — s. f. Intermission, discontinuation. Cessation d armes. Cessation d hostilités. Cessation de poursuites. Cessation de commerce. Cessation de travail. Etc …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 14 CESSATION — n. f. Action de cesser quelque chose. Cessation d’armes. Cessation d’hostilités. Cessation de poursuites. Cessation de commerce. Cessation de travail …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 15 Cessation — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Change from action to rest. < N PARAG:Cessation >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 cessation cessation discontinuance desistance desinence GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 intermission intermission remission Sgm: N 2 suspense suspense …

    English dictionary for students

  • 16 cessation — UK [seˈseɪʃ(ə)n] / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms cessation : singular cessation plural cessations formal 1) an end to something cessation of: a cessation of hostilities 2) medical the act of stopping smoking a smoking cessation… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 cessation — noun Etymology: Middle English cessacioun, from Middle French cessation, from Latin cessation , cessatio delay, idleness, from cessare to delay, be idle more at cease Date: 15th century a temporary or final ceasing (as of action) ; stop …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 18 Cessation — A cessation is a halt or discontinuity of a previously continous action. In medicine, a cessation is a common word to describe the halt of previous life habits affecting health, or cessations in respiration or the heart (namely respiratory arrest …

    Wikipedia

  • 19 cessation — /se say sheuhn/, n. a temporary or complete stopping; discontinuance: a cessation of hostilities. [1350 1400; ME cessacio(u)n < L cessation (s. of cessatio) delay, inactivity, stoppage, equiv. to cessat(us) ptp. of cessare to delay, stop… …

    Universalium

  • 20 cessation — ces|sa|tion [seˈseıʃən] n [U and C] formal [Date: 1400 1500; : French; Origin: Latin cessatio, from cessare; CEASE1] a pause or stop →↑cease cessation of ▪ a cessation of hostilities (=when the fighting stops in a war) …

    Dictionary of contemporary English


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