What does Depression mean?

Definitions for Depression
dɪˈprɛʃ ənDe·pres·sion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. depressionnoun

    a mental state characterized by a pessimistic sense of inadequacy and a despondent lack of activity

  2. depression, slump, economic crisisnoun

    a long-term economic state characterized by unemployment and low prices and low levels of trade and investment

  3. natural depression, depressionnoun

    a sunken or depressed geological formation

  4. depressionnoun

    sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy

  5. Depression, Great Depressionnoun

    a period during the 1930s when there was a worldwide economic depression and mass unemployment

  6. low, depressionnoun

    an air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation

    "a low moved in over night bringing sleet and snow"

  7. depressive disorder, clinical depression, depressionnoun

    a state of depression and anhedonia so severe as to require clinical intervention

  8. depression, impression, imprintnoun

    a concavity in a surface produced by pressing

    "he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud"

  9. depressionnoun

    angular distance below the horizon (especially of a celestial object)

  10. depressionnoun

    pushing down

    "depression of the space bar on the typewriter"

Wiktionary

  1. depressionnoun

    an area that is lower in topography than its surroundings

    Etymology: From depressio.

  2. depressionnoun

    in psychotherapy and psychiatry, a state of mind producing serious, long-term lowering of enjoyment of life or inability to visualize a happy future

    Etymology: From depressio.

  3. depressionnoun

    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

    Etymology: From depressio.

  4. depressionnoun

    an area of lowered air pressure that generally brings moist weather, sometimes promoting hurricanes and tornadoes

    Etymology: From depressio.

  5. depressionnoun

    a period of major economic contraction;

    Etymology: From depressio.

  6. depressionnoun

    Four consecutive quarters of negative, real GDP growth. See NBER.

    The Great Depression was an event in US history.

    Etymology: From depressio.

  7. depressionnoun

    a lowering, in particular a reduction in a particular biological variable or the function of an organ, in contrast to elevation

    Etymology: From depressio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Depressionnoun

    the act of depressing

  2. Depressionnoun

    the state of being depressed; a sinking

  3. Depressionnoun

    a falling in of the surface; a sinking below its true place; a cavity or hollow; as, roughness consists in little protuberances and depressions

  4. Depressionnoun

    humiliation; abasement, as of pride

  5. Depressionnoun

    dejection; despondency; lowness

  6. Depressionnoun

    diminution, as of trade, etc.; inactivity; dullness

  7. Depressionnoun

    the angular distance of a celestial object below the horizon

  8. Depressionnoun

    the operation of reducing to a lower degree; -- said of equations

  9. Depressionnoun

    a method of operating for cataract; couching. See Couch, v. t., 8

Freebase

  1. Depression

    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

  1. Depression

    Depressive states usually of moderate intensity in contrast with major depression present in neurotic and psychotic disorders.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. depression

    The pointing of any piece of ordnance so that its shot may be projected short of the point-blank.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Depression' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4119

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Depression' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4588

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Depression' in Nouns Frequency: #1638

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Depression in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Depression in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Depression in a Sentence

  1. Daniel Okrent:

    The Depression came on and there was no more tax revenue for the federal government, people were saying, 'Where are we going to get the money to keep the lights on?' The primary tax revenue before Prohibition was alcohol.

  2. Juana Witty:

    Postpartum depression is real, i didn’t know I had it. But I could use some friends.

  3. Catherine Birndorf:

    Everyone has to do or say what they feel most comfortable with, but it's particularly helpful when celebrities, like Hayden Panettiere or Alanis Morissette, walk us through their struggle. This allows women with postpartum depression and others to truly understand this very real illness.

  4. Luis Fernando Arias:

    When there's a rupture, a disconnect, a break away from our spiritual lands, the heart is in one place and the mind in another. That's the reality the Nukak face, which causes what you would call depression.

  5. Cynthia Sass:

    Magnesium has been shown to help alleviate depression, fatigue, and irritability, bonus : When you're feeling especially irritable during that time of the month, the mineral also helps to fight PMS symptoms, including cramps and water retention.

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