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

 sup·pres·sion /səˈprɛʃən/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 sup·pres·sion /səˈprɛʃən/ 名詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sup·pres·sion n.
 1. The act of suppressing, or the state of being suppressed; repression; as, the suppression of a riot, insurrection, or tumult; the suppression of truth, of reports, of evidence, and the like.
 2. Med. Complete stoppage of a natural secretion or excretion; as, suppression of urine; -- used in contradiction to retention, which signifies that the secretion or excretion is retained without expulsion.
 3. Gram. Omission; as, the suppression of a word.
 Syn: -- Overthrow; destruction; concealment; repression; detention; retention; obstruction.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: (botany) the failure to develop of some part or organ of a
      2: the act of withholding or withdrawing some book or writing
         from publication or circulation; "a suppression of the
         newspaper" [syn: curtailment]
      3: forceful prevention; putting down by power or authority;
         "the suppression of heresy"; "the quelling of the
         rebellion"; "the stifling of all dissent" [syn: crushing,
          quelling, stifling]
      4: (psychology) the conscious exclusion of unacceptable
         thoughts or desires [syn: inhibition]