Sunday, May 06, 2007

Suspension

a selection of definitions from dictionary.com

- the act of suspending.
- the state of being suspended.
- temporary abrogation or withholding, as of a law, privilege, decision, belief, etc.

Chemistry-
a.the state in which the particles of a substance are mixed with a fluid but are undissolved.
b.a substance in such a state.

Music-
the prolongation of a tone in one chord into the following chord, usually producing a temporary dissonance

Rhetoric-
the heightening of interest by delay of the main subject or clause, especially by means of a series of parallel preceding elements.

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