In lazy evaluation, a suspension (or in Henderson's terminology, a "recipe") is a closure with a flag indicating whether the expression has been evaluated or not. When the expression is evaluated the first time, this flag is set. Subsequent requests for the value of the expression will not attempt to re-evaluate it.

(01 Feb 1995)

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1. A condition of temporary cessation, as of animation, of pain or of any vital process.

2. <pharmacology> A preparation of a finely divided drug intended to be incorporated (suspended) in some suitable liquid vehicle before it is used or already incorporated in such a vehicle.

Origin: L. Suspensio

(11 Mar 2008)

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