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. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. Art is a fusion of various dimensions, as if the cosmic exoticism of thinking. 2. Designated as a horse carousel, each has its own seating shape. 3. Loneliness is a very beautiful, romantic depression of reality. 4. The intuition of the subconscious is the mother of all arts - this is the navigator of the imagination leading to innovation. 5. All the romantics in the soul and mind are too mature. 6. Thought is the stage of the death of egoism and the transition to eternity of romance. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  2. Michael Rosanoff:

    Conditions like epilepsy, depression, attention-de?cit hyperactivity disorder, schizophrenia -- these psychiatric and medical conditions are much more common among individuals with autism, rather, autism is often a co-occurring medical and psychiatric condition that is likely to play a role in this premature mortality finding.

  3. Shekhar Saxena:

    In general, countries that are facing serious socio-economic challenges are at a higher risk of having mental health problems within their communities, the rate of depression and the rate of suicide actually do increase significantly for countries that are suffering from economic downturn. These are precious loss of life which a country should protect by maintaining the mental health care that is due to these people during these times of stress.

  4. Nick Littlehales:

    There's a lot of evidence that (sleep problems are) some of the real reasons why type two diabetes is going up quite dramatically ... weight control, depression, bipolar, anxiety, stress -- there's a lot of quite serious health issues, they're finding things like breast cancer in shift-working nurses against non-shift working nurses.

  5. Ehsan Sehgal:

    The effective, and sufficient remedy for stress and depression is pure love-therapy, not only traditional and natural medication.

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