Definitions for crisisˈkraɪ sɪs
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a turning point, as in a sequence of events, for better or for worse.
a condition of instability, as in international relations, that leads to a decisive change.
a personal tragedy, emotional upheaval, or the like.
Category: Common Vocabulary
the point in the course of a serious disease at which a decisive change occurs, leading to recovery or to death. the change itself.
the point, as in a play, at which the antagonistic elements confront each other.
Origin of crisis:
1375–1425; late ME < L < Gk krísis decision =kri- var. s. of krinein to decide, separate +-sis -sis
an unstable situation of extreme danger or difficulty
"they went bankrupt during the economic crisis"
a crucial stage or turning point in the course of something
"after the crisis the patient either dies or gets better"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a time of severe problems or danger
the global warming crisis; financial markets in crisis
A crucial or decisive point or situation; a turning point.
An unstable situation, in political, social, economic or military affairs, especially one involving an impending abrupt change.
A sudden change in the course of a disease, usually at which the patient is expected to recover or die.
A traumatic or stressful change in a person's life.
A point in a drama at which a conflict reaches a peak before being resolved.
Origin: From κρίσις, from κρίνω
the point of time when it is to be decided whether any affair or course of action must go on, or be modified or terminate; the decisive moment; the turning point
that change in a disease which indicates whether the result is to be recovery or death; sometimes, also, a striking change of symptoms attended by an outward manifestation, as by an eruption or sweat
A crisis is any event that is, or expected to lead to, an unstable and dangerous situation affecting an individual, group, community, or whole society. Crises are deemed to be negative changes in the security, economic, political, societal, or environmental affairs, especially when they occur abruptly, with little or no warning. More loosely, it is a term meaning 'a testing time' or an 'emergency event'.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
An incident or situation involving a threat to a nation, its territories, citizens, military forces, possessions, or vital interests that develops rapidly and creates a condition of such diplomatic, economic, political, or military importance that commitment of military forces and resources is contemplated to achieve national objectives.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'crisis' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1732
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'crisis' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3001
Rank popularity for the word 'crisis' in Nouns Frequency: #726
Translations for crisis
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a deciding moment or turning-point (especially of an illness)
Although she is still very ill, she has passed the crisis.
- kritieke punt, keerpuntAfrikaans
- кризисно състояниеBulgarian
- crisePortuguese (BR)
- die KrisisGerman
- κρίσιμη φάση (συν. αρρώστιας)Greek
- crisis, momento críticoSpanish
- اوج بیماری؛ بحبوحهFarsi
- נְקוּדַת מִפְנֵהHebrew
- masa krisisIndonesian
- umhvörf; hættuástand; krísaIcelandic
- krise, vendepunktNorwegian
- اوج بیماری؛ بحبوحهPersian
- 轉折點，關鍵時刻Chinese (Trad.)
- криза, переломUkrainian
- فيصلہ کن مرحلہUrdu
- thời điểm khó khănVietnamese
- 转折点，决定性时刻Chinese (Simp.)
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