suppression

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin suppressiō.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /səˈpɹɛʃən/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

suppression (countable and uncountable, plural suppressions)

  1. The act or instance of suppressing.
    • 1980, Carl Sagan, Cosmos:
      The suppression of uncomfortable ideas may be common in religion and politics, but it is not the path to knowledge; it has no place in the endeavor of science.
  2. The state of being suppressed.
  3. (psychology) A process in which a person consciously excludes anxiety-producing thoughts, feelings, or memories.
  4. (military) The entirety of acts aimed at stopping or preventing the enemy to execute such unwanted activities like firing, regrouping, observation or others.
  5. (of an eye) A subconscious adaptation by a person's brain to eliminate the symptoms of disorders of binocular vision such as strabismus, convergence insufficiency and aniseikonia.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Latin suppressiō.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /sy.pʁɛ.sjɔ̃/, /sy.pʁe.sjɔ̃/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

suppression f (plural suppressions)

  1. deletion
  2. removal
  3. cutting (of jobs)

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