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Colloid vs. Suspension — What's the Difference?

Colloid vs. Suspension — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Colloid and Suspension

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Colloid

A colloid is a mixture in which one substance of microscopically dispersed insoluble particles are suspended throughout another substance. However, some definitions specify that the particles must be dispersed in a liquid, and others extend the definition to include substances like aerosols and gels.

Suspension

An interruption or temporary cessation, as of an activity or of the application of a rule or law.

Colloid

A system in which finely divided particles, which are approximately 1 to 1,000 millimicrons in size, are dispersed within a continuous medium in a manner that prevents them from being filtered easily or settled rapidly.

Suspension

A temporary prohibition or exclusion, as from attending school or enjoying a privilege, especially as a punishment.

Colloid

The particulate matter so dispersed.
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Suspension

A postponement, as of a judgment, opinion, or decision.

Colloid

The gelatinous stored secretion of the thyroid gland, consisting mainly of thyroglobulin.

Suspension

The prolongation of one or more tones of a chord into a following chord to create a temporary dissonance.

Colloid

Gelatinous material resulting from degeneration in diseased tissue.

Suspension

The tone or tones so prolonged.

Colloid

Of, relating to, containing, or having the nature of a colloid.

Suspension

A device from which a mechanical part is suspended.

Colloid

Glue-like; gelatinous.
Colloid tumours

Suspension

The system of springs and other devices that insulates the chassis of a vehicle from shocks transmitted through the wheels.

Colloid

(chemistry) A stable system of two phases, one of which is dispersed in the other in the form of very small droplets or particles.

Suspension

(Chemistry) A system in which minute particles are dispersed throughout a fluid from which they are easily filtered but not easily settled because of system viscosity or molecular interactions.

Colloid

(meteorology) An intimate mixture of two substances, one of which, called the dispersed phase (or colloid), is uniformly distributed in a finely divided state throughout the second substance, called the dispersion medium (or dispersing medium).

Suspension

The act of suspending, or the state of being suspended.
Suspension from a hook

Colloid

(geology) A particle less than 1 micron in diameter, following the Wentworth scale

Suspension

A temporary or conditional delay, interruption or discontinuation.

Colloid

Resembling glue or jelly; characterized by a jellylike appearance; gelatinous; as, colloid tumors.

Suspension

The state of a solid or substance produced when its particles are mixed with, but not dissolved in, a fluid, and are capable of separation by straining.

Colloid

A substance (as albumin, gum, gelatin, etc.) which is of a gelatinous rather than a crystalline nature, and which diffuses itself through animal membranes or vegetable parchment more slowly than crystalloids do; - opposed to crystalloid.

Suspension

Thus a kind of silt or sludge.

Colloid

A gelatinous substance found in colloid degeneration and colloid cancer.

Suspension

The act of keeping a person who is listening in doubt and expectation of what is to follow.

Colloid

A mixture with properties between those of a solution and fine suspension

Suspension

The temporary barring of a person from a workplace, society, etc. pending investigation into alleged misconduct.

Suspension

(education) The process of barring a student from school grounds as a form of punishment (particularly out-of-school suspension).
Suspension from school as a disciplinary measure

Suspension

(music) The act of or discord produced by prolonging one or more tones of a chord into the chord which follows, thus producing a momentary discord, suspending the concord which the ear expects.

Suspension

A stay or postponement of the execution of a sentence, usually by letters of suspension granted on application to the Lord Ordinary.

Suspension

(topology) A topological space derived from another by taking the product of the original space with an interval and collapsing each end of the product to a point.

Suspension

(topology) A function derived, in a standard way, from another, such that the instant function’s domain and codomain are suspensions of the original function’s.

Suspension

(vehicle) The system of springs and shock absorbers connected to the wheels in an automobile, which allows the vehicle to move smoothly with reduced shock to its occupants.

Suspension

The act of suspending, or the state of being suspended; pendency; as, suspension from a hook.

Suspension

Especially, temporary delay, interruption, or cessation

Suspension

A conditional withholding, interruption, or delay; as, the suspension of a payment on the performance of a condition.

Suspension

The state of a solid when its particles are mixed with, but undissolved in, a fluid, and are capable of separation by straining; also, any substance in this state.

Suspension

A keeping of the hearer in doubt and in attentive expectation of what is to follow, or of what is to be the inference or conclusion from the arguments or observations employed.

Suspension

A stay or postponement of execution of a sentence condemnatory by means of letters of suspension granted on application to the lord ordinary.

Suspension

The prolongation of one or more tones of a chord into the chord which follows, thus producing a momentary discord, suspending the concord which the ear expects. Cf. Retardation.

Suspension

A mixture in which fine particles are suspended in a fluid where they are supported by buoyancy

Suspension

A time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something

Suspension

Temporary cessation or suspension

Suspension

An interruption in the intensity or amount of something

Suspension

A mechanical system of springs or shock absorbers connecting the wheels and axles to the chassis of a wheeled vehicle

Suspension

The act of suspending something (hanging it from above so it moves freely);
There was a small ceremony for the hanging of the portrait

Suspension

A temporary debarment (from a privilege or position etc)

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