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Etymology edit

Borrowed from Middle French cessation, itself a borrowing from Latin cessātiō. By surface analysis, cease +‎ -ation.

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  • (US) IPA(key): /sɛˈseɪʃən/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

Noun edit

cessation (countable and uncountable, plural cessations)

  1. (formal) A ceasing or discontinuance, for example of an action, whether temporary or final.
    • 1856, John Lothrop Motley, The Rise of the Dutch Republic. A History. [], volumes (please specify |volume=I to III), New York, N.Y.: Harper & Brothers, [], →OCLC:
      it might be advisable to permit the temporary cessation of the papal inquisition
    • 1630, John Hayward, The Life and Raigne of King Edward VI:
      The day [] was [] yearly observ'd for a festival Day by cessation from Labour.
    • 1947 January and February, “Wartime Traffic at Tanfield, L.N.E.R.”, in Railway Magazine, page 47:
      With the cessation of hostilities, the military traffic declined considerably, although at least two years will be required to remove the many thousands of tons of explosives still stored at the depot.

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Etymology edit

Borrowed from Latin cessātiōnem. Morphologically, from cesser +‎ -ation.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /sɛ.sa.sjɔ̃/, /se.sa.sjɔ̃/
  • (file)

Noun edit

cessation f (plural cessations)

  1. cessation

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