Pronunciation Noun

suite (plural suites)

  1. A retinue or company of attendants, as of a distinguished personage
    the ambassador's suite
  2. A connected series or succession of objects; a number of things used or classed together
    a suite of rooms
    a suite of minerals
    • 1992, Rudolf M[athias] Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, New York, N.Y.: Columbia University Press, →ISBN, page vii:
      Secondly, I continue to base my concepts on intensive study of a limited suite of collections, rather than superficial study of every packet that comes to hand.
  3. A group of connected rooms, usually separable from other rooms by means of access.
    The Presidential suite is well appointed and allows for good security.
  4. (music) A musical form, popular before the time of the sonata, consisting of a string or series of pieces all in the same key, mostly in various dance rhythms, with sometimes an elaborate prelude.
  5. (music) An excerpt of instrumental music from a larger work that contains other elements besides the music; for example, the Nutcracker Suite is the music (but not the dancing) from the ballet The Nutcracker, and the Carmen Suite is the instrumental music (but not the singing and dancing) from the opera Carmen.
  6. (computing) A group of related computer programs distributed together.
Related terms Translations
  • French: suite
  • Russian: сви́та
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