from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A bringing or coming to an end; a ceasing: a cessation of hostilities.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A ceasing or discontinuance, as of action, whether temporary or final.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A ceasing or discontinuance, as of action, whether temporary or final; a stop.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A ceasing; a stop; a rest; discontinuance of motion or action of any kind, whether temporary or final.
- n. An armistice.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a stopping
Middle English cessacioun, from Old French cessation, from Latin cessātiō, cessātiōn-, from cessātus, past participle of cessāre, to stop; see cease.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)