I (interlude) noun abeyance, adjournment, armistice, arrest, break, ceasing, cloture, delay, desistance, discontinuance, discontinuation, dormancy, embolium, halt, hiatus, inaction, inactivity, interim, intermediate time, intermissio, intermission, interregnum, interruption, interval, intervening episode, intervening period, intervening space, intervening time, lapse, latency, lull, moratorium, pause, pendency, postponement, procrastination, quiescence, remission, respite, rest, standstill, stay, stop, suspension, temporary inaction, truce, wait II (termination) noun abandonment, climax, close, closing, closure, completion, conclusion, consummation, curtain, denouement, determination, dissolution, end, ending, expiration, finale, finis, finish, fulfillment, intermissio, issue, outcome, realization, retirement, stoppage, surcease, terminus associated concepts: cessation of business, cessation of hostilities, cessation of occupation, cessation of possession, cessation of work III index abandonment (discontinuance), abeyance, avoidance (cancellation), check (bar), close (conclusion), cloture, conclusion (outcome), defeasance, desuetude, discharge (annulment), discontinuance (act of discontinuing), discontinuance (interruption of a legal action), dissolution (termination), end (termination), expiration, finality, halt, hiatus, impasse, inaction, interruption, layoff, lull, moratorium, pause, pendency, recess, remission, respite (interval of rest), stay

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Cessation — (v. lat.), Aufhören, Unterlassen …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 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

  • 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

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

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

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