What does depression mean?

Definitions for depression
dɪˈprɛʃ ənde·pres·sion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. depression(noun)

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

  2. depression, slump, economic crisis(noun)

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

  3. natural depression, depression(noun)

    a sunken or depressed geological formation

  4. depression(noun)

    sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy

  5. Depression, Great Depression(noun)

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

  6. low, depression(noun)

    an air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation

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

  7. depressive disorder, clinical depression, depression(noun)

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

  8. depression, impression, imprint(noun)

    a concavity in a surface produced by pressing

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

  9. depression(noun)

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

  10. depression(noun)

    pushing down

    "depression of the space bar on the typewriter"

Wiktionary

  1. depression(Noun)

    an area that is lower in topography than its surroundings

    Etymology: From depressio.

  2. depression(Noun)

    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. depression(Noun)

    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. depression(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From depressio.

  5. depression(Noun)

    a period of major economic contraction;

    Etymology: From depressio.

  6. depression(Noun)

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

    The Great Depression was an event in US history.

    Etymology: From depressio.

  7. depression(Noun)

    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. Depression(noun)

    the act of depressing

  2. Depression(noun)

    the state of being depressed; a sinking

  3. Depression(noun)

    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. Depression(noun)

    humiliation; abasement, as of pride

  5. Depression(noun)

    dejection; despondency; lowness

  6. Depression(noun)

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

  7. Depression(noun)

    the angular distance of a celestial object below the horizon

  8. Depression(noun)

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

  9. Depression(noun)

    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

How to pronounce depression?

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How to say depression in sign language?

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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. Kathleen Chard:

    The second highest diagnosis behind PTSD is depression, and if left untreated, people turn to substance abuse— so we really want to intervene as early as we can.

  2. John Gabrieli:

    Obviously the children that go on to depression the more we can identify them well the more we are hopeful that we can get preventive treatments going. Not waiting for them to be suffering but helping them beforehand, so we want to learn both to identify early children who are at true risk, help them before they struggle and learn from those that are resilient what is different about them because that might be a hint about how to help the children that are not resilient.

  3. Michelle Carter:

    He did struggle, he did have depression, he did have social anxiety, and a lot of people do. A lot of boys do. A lot of people don't like to admit it when you have that, because you think it's a sign of weakness, so you don't like to share it. But it's okay. Mental illness needs to be further researched and treated, she told.

  4. Richard Goldstein:

    It is true that people can get depressed after loss, but there are very significant differences in the behaviors that we're talking about when someone's depressed after loss than what is seen in prolonged grief, one aspect of depression is withdrawing from attachment figures, whereas someone with pathological grief can ruminate and seeks more proximity with those that have died.

  5. Michael Terman:

    We are confronting three main factors that can underlie depression: an internal clock that runs slower than 24 hours, late evening light exposure that adds physiological time and further slows the process, and a dark bedroom that disallows the morning light signal essential for achieving synchrony with local solar time.

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