HyperDic: abeyance

English > 1 sense of the word abeyance:
NOUNstateabeyance, suspensiontemporary cessation or suspension
abeyance > pronunciation
Soundsahbey'ahns
Rhymesabhorrence ... virulence: 273 rhymes with ahns...
English > abeyance: 1 sense > noun 1, state
Meaningtemporary cessation or suspension.
Synonymsuspension
Narrowercold storageIn a state of abeyance or postponement
deferral, recessA state of abeyance or suspended business
moratoriumsuspension of an ongoing activity
standdown, stand-downA suspension and relaxation from an alert state or a state of readiness
Broaderinaction, inactivity, inactivenessThe state of being inactive
Spanishdesuso, espera, suspensión, suspenso
Catalansuspensió
Adjectivesabeyantinactive but capable of becoming active

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