ces·sa·tion


ces·sa·tion
/sɛˈseıʃən/ noun, pl -tions
formal : a stopping of some action : a pause or stop — often + of
[count]

With news of the treaty came a cessation of hostilities. [=fighting stopped when the treaty was announced]

[noncount]

Relapses after cessation of treatment are common.


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  • ces|sa|tion — «seh SAY shuhn», noun. a stopping; a ceasing; discontinuance: »Both armies agreed on a cessation of the fighting. The cessation of conversation caused the hostess to look up. SYNONYM(S): stoppage, interruption, suspension. ╂[< Latin cessātiō,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tion — ab·bre·vi·a·tion; ab·di·ca·tion; ab·duc·tion; ab·er·ra·tion; ab·er·ra·tion·al; ab·jec·tion; ab·junc·tion; ab·ju·ra·tion; ab·lac·ta·tion; ab·la·tion; ab·lu·tion; ab·mi·gra·tion; ab·ne·ga·tion; ab·o·li·tion; ab·o·li·tion·ary; ab·o·li·tion·dom;… …   English syllables

  • ces — ac·ces·si·bil·i·ty; ac·ces·si·ble; ac·ces·sion·al; ac·ces·sit; ac·ces·so·ri·al; ac·ces·so·ri·us; ac·ces·so·rize; ac·ti·no·my·ces; al·ces; al·tri·ces; an·ar·ces·tes; an·ces·to·ri·al; an·ces·tral; an·ces·tress; an·ces·tri·al; an·ces·tri·an;… …   English syllables

  • -tion — ⇒ TION, SION, suff. Suff. issu du lat. tionem, entrant dans la constr. de nombreux subst. fém. qui expriment une action ou le résultat de cette action. Rem. D apr. DUB. Dér. 1962, p. 31, la forme fondamentale du suff. est tion avec les var. sion …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • ne|ces´si|ta´tion — ne|ces|si|tate «nuh SEHS uh tayt», transitive verb, tat|ed, tat|ing. 1. to make necessary: »His broken leg necessitated an operation. SYNONYM(S): require, demand. 2. to compel, oblige, or force: »What necessitat …   Useful english dictionary

  • ne|ces|si|tate — «nuh SEHS uh tayt», transitive verb, tat|ed, tat|ing. 1. to make necessary: »His broken leg necessitated an operation. SYNONYM(S): require, demand. 2. to compel, oblige, or force: »What necessitat …   Useful english dictionary

  • cessation — ces·sa·tion …   English syllables

  • cessation — ces•sa•tion [[t]sɛˈseɪ ʃən[/t]] n. a temporary or complete stopping; discontinuance: a cessation of hostilities[/ex] • Etymology: 1350–1400; ME < L cessātiō rest, inactivity =cessā(re) to delay, stop (see cease) + tiō tion …   From formal English to slang

  • 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

  • cessation — ces|sa|tion [ se seıʃn ] noun count or uncount FORMAL an end to something: cessation of: a cessation of hostilities …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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