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 Dictionary entry overview: What does abeyance mean? 

  The noun ABEYANCE has 1 sense:

1. temporary cessation or suspension

  Familiarity information: ABEYANCE used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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Temporary cessation or suspension

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs


abeyance; suspension

Hypernyms ("abeyance" is a kind of...):

inaction; inactiveness; inactivity (the state of being inactive)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "abeyance"):

cold storage (in a state of abeyance or postponement)

deferral; recess (a state of abeyance or suspended business)

moratorium (suspension of an ongoing activity)

stand-down; standdown (a suspension and relaxation from an alert state or a state of readiness)

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