Definitions for quiescence

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

qui•es•centkwiˈɛs ənt, kwaɪ-(adj.)

  1. being at rest; quiet; still; inactive or motionless:

    a quiescent mind.

Origin of quiescent:

1600–10; < L quiēscent-, s. of quiēscēns, prp. of quiēscere to rest; see -ent

qui•es′cence(n.)

qui•es′cen•cy(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dormancy, quiescence, quiescency(noun)

    a state of quiet (but possibly temporary) inaction

    "the volcano erupted after centuries of dormancy"

  2. quiescence, quiescency, dormancy, sleeping(noun)

    quiet and inactive restfulness

Wiktionary

  1. quiescence(Noun)

    The state of being quiescent; dormancy.

  2. quiescence(Noun)

    Being at rest, quiet, still, inactive or motionless.

  3. quiescence(Noun)

    The action of bringing something to rest or making it quiescent; the action of coming to rest or to a quiescent state.

  4. quiescence(Noun)

    When a cell is in a term of no growth and no division.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Quiescence(noun)

    alt. of Quiescency

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