Definition of cessation in English:

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Pronunciation: /sɛˈseɪʃ(ə)n/


[mass noun]
The fact or process of ending or being brought to an end: the cessation of hostilities [count noun]: a cessation of animal testing of cosmetics
More example sentences
  • His work since then has been acknowledged as instrumental in bringing a cessation of hostilities in the North.
  • First the agreement of cessation of hostilities must be implemented and implemented successfully.
  • Nor was it truly noise, because if it were noise, then it could cease, and that cessation of sound would be silence.
end, ending, termination, stopping, halting, ceasing, finish, finishing, stoppage, closing, closure, close, conclusion, winding up, discontinuation, discontinuance, breaking off, abandonment, interruption, suspension, cutting short;
pause, break, respite, let-up


Late Middle English: from Latin cessatio(n-), from cessare 'cease'.

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