Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A bringing or coming to an end; a ceasing.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A ceasing; a stop; a rest; discontinuance of motion or action of any kind, whether temporary or final.
  • noun An armistice.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A ceasing or discontinuance, as of action, whether temporary or final; a stop.
  • noun (Mil.) an armistice, or truce, agreed to by the commanders of armies, to give time for a capitulation, or for other purposes.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun formal A ceasing or discontinuance, as of action, whether temporary or final.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a stopping

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English cessacioun, from Old French cessation, from Latin cessātiō, cessātiōn-, from cessātus, past participle of cessāre, to stop; see cease.]

Examples

  • The term cessation or stoppage itself indicates that what is stopped does not cease of its own accord but through exertion.

    Becoming Enlightened

  • The term cessation or stoppage itself indicates that what is stopped does not cease of its own accord but through exertion.

    Becoming Enlightened

  • That state of having been purified is called cessation, which is the third noble truth.

    Becoming Enlightened

  • That state of having been purified is called cessation, which is the third noble truth.

    Becoming Enlightened

  • AA LB Brandon Spikes was concerned in an eye gouging incident which led HC Herban Meyer to announce which this was a teaching moment for his team, as good as he followed which up with a unbending chastisement for Spikes of a cessation from a Vandy diversion for a 1st half.

    Archive 2009-11-01

  • Smoking cessation is one of the most common risk factors for weight gain and there is little doubt that in some people food activates exactly the same hedonic pathways as does nicotine and other drugs - this is why for some people, food is very much an addiction.

    Dr. Sharma’s Obesity Notes » Blog Archive » Food Cravings, Mood, and Nicotine Addiction

  • The update, along with reactions, on the Starlog website says the cessation is 'temporary' but without an ETA for a return to print.

    April 2009

  • The Sanskrit word for cessation is nirodha, and in Tibetan, it is gokpa, which in verb form means “to stop” or “to prevent.”

    Shambhala SunSpace » 2009 » April

  • The update, along with reactions, on the Starlog website says the cessation is 'temporary' but without an ETA for a return to print.

    Starlog To Cease Magazine Publication

  • AA LB Brandon Spikes was concerned in an eye gouging incident which led HC Herban Meyer to announce which this was a teaching moment for his team, as good as he followed which up with a unbending chastisement for Spikes of a cessation from a Vandy diversion for a 1st half.

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