Definitions for depressiondɪˈprɛʃ ən
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the act of depressing.
the state of being depressed.
a depressed or sunken place or part; an area lower than the surrounding surface.
sadness; gloom; dejection.
Psychiatry. a condition of general emotional dejection and withdrawal; sadness greater and more prolonged than that warranted by any objective reason.
a low state of functional activity.
dullness or inactivity, as of trade.
a period during which business, employment, and stock-market values decline severely.
the Depression, the economic crisis and period of low business activity in the U.S. and other countries, roughly beginning with the stock market crash in October 1929 and continuing through most of the 1930s.
Category: American History
the angular distance of a celestial body below the horizon.
the angle between the line from an observer or surveying instrument to an object below either of them and a horizontal line.
an area surrounded by higher land, ordinarily having interior drainage and not conforming to the valley of a single stream.
an area of low atmospheric pressure.
Origin of depression:
1350–1400; ME (< AF) < ML, LL
a mental state characterized by a pessimistic sense of inadequacy and a despondent lack of activity
depression, slump, economic crisis(noun)
a long-term economic state characterized by unemployment and low prices and low levels of trade and investment
natural depression, depression(noun)
a sunken or depressed geological formation
sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy
Depression, Great Depression(noun)
a period during the 1930s when there was a worldwide economic depression and mass unemployment
an air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation
"a low moved in over night bringing sleet and snow"
depressive disorder, clinical depression, depression(noun)
a state of depression and anhedonia so severe as to require clinical intervention
depression, impression, imprint(noun)
a concavity in a surface produced by pressing
"he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud"
angular distance below the horizon (especially of a celestial object)
"depression of the space bar on the typewriter"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a psychological condition in which you are sad and hopeless
suffered from depression
a time when the economy is very slow and there is high unemployment and poverty
the great Depression of the 1930s
an area of a surface that is lower than the rest
a slight depression in the soil
an area that is lower in topography than its surroundings
in psychotherapy and psychiatry, a state of mind producing serious, long-term lowering of enjoyment of life or inability to visualize a happy future
in psychotherapy and psychiatry, a period of unhappiness or low morale which lasts longer than several weeks and may include ideation of self-inflicted injury or suicide
an area of lowered air pressure that generally brings moist weather, sometimes promoting hurricanes and tornadoes
a period of major economic contraction;
Four consecutive quarters of negative, real GDP growth. See NBER.
The Great Depression was an event in US history.
a lowering, in particular a reduction in a particular biological variable or the function of an organ, in contrast to elevation
Origin: From depressio.
the act of depressing
the state of being depressed; a sinking
a falling in of the surface; a sinking below its true place; a cavity or hollow; as, roughness consists in little protuberances and depressions
humiliation; abasement, as of pride
dejection; despondency; lowness
diminution, as of trade, etc.; inactivity; dullness
the angular distance of a celestial object below the horizon
the operation of reducing to a lower degree; -- said of equations
a method of operating for cataract; couching. See Couch, v. t., 8
Depression is a state of low mood and aversion to activity that can affect a person's thoughts, behavior, feelings and sense of well-being. Depressed people may feel sad, anxious, empty, hopeless, worried, helpless, worthless, guilty, irritable, hurt, or restless. They may lose interest in activities that once were pleasurable, experience loss of appetite or overeating, have problems concentrating, remembering details, or making decisions, and may contemplate or attempt suicide. Insomnia, excessive sleeping, fatigue, loss of energy, or aches, pains, or digestive problems that are resistant to treatment may also be present. Depressed mood is not necessarily a psychiatric disorder. It may be a normal reaction to certain life events, a symptom of some medical conditions, or a side effect of some drugs or medical treatments. Depressed mood is also a primary or associated feature of certain psychiatric syndromes such as clinical depression.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Depressive states usually of moderate intensity in contrast with major depression present in neurotic and psychotic disorders.
British National Corpus
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Translations for depression
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a state of sadness and low spirits
She was treated by the doctor for depression.
- depressie, neerslagtigheidAfrikaans
- كآبَه، غَم، إنْقِباضArabic
- depressãoPortuguese (BR)
- die DepressionGerman
- depression; nedtrykthedDanish
- tekanan jiwaIndonesian
- geðlægð, sjúklegt þunglyndiIcelandic
- tekanan jiwaMalay
- depresjon, nedtrykthetNorwegian
- przygnębienie, depresjaPolish
- ټيټول، لږول، كښيكښل، له بيې غورځول، زړه ور تنګول، خوابدى كول، سپكول، تابع كول (په مو سيقى كې) داواز غوره كولPashto
- bunalım, depresyonTurkish
- 憂鬱症Chinese (Trad.)
- депресія; пригнічений станUkrainian
- انتہائی افسردگیUrdu
- sự trầm cảmVietnamese
- 抑郁症Chinese (Simp.)
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