Definition of cessation in English:


Line breaks: ces¦sa|tion
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.


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

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