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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

Etymologies

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)

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