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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ces·sa·tion /sɛˈseʃən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ces·sa·tion n.  A ceasing or discontinuance, as of action, whether temporary or final; a stop; as, a cessation of the war.
    The temporary cessation of the papal iniquities.   --Motley.
    The day was yearly observed for a festival by cessation from labor.   --Sir J. Hayward.
 Cessation of arms Mil., an armistice, or truce, agreed to by the commanders of armies, to give time for a capitulation, or for other purposes.
 Syn: -- Stop; rest; stay; pause; discontinuance; intermission; interval; respite; interruption; recess; remission.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a stopping; "a cessation of the thunder" [syn: surcease]