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ˈdɔr mən sidor·man·cy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dormancy, quiescence, quiescencynoun

    a state of quiet (but possibly temporary) inaction

    "the volcano erupted after centuries of dormancy"

  2. quiescence, quiescency, dormancy, sleepingnoun

    quiet and inactive restfulness

Wiktionary

  1. dormancynoun

    The state or characteristic of being dormant; quiet, inactive restfulness.

Wikipedia

  1. Dormancy

    Dormancy is a period in an organism's life cycle when growth, development, and (in animals) physical activity are temporarily stopped. This minimizes metabolic activity and therefore helps an organism to conserve energy. Dormancy tends to be closely associated with environmental conditions. Organisms can synchronize entry to a dormant phase with their environment through predictive or consequential means. Predictive dormancy occurs when an organism enters a dormant phase before the onset of adverse conditions. For example, photoperiod and decreasing temperature are used by many plants to predict the onset of winter. Consequential dormancy occurs when organisms enter a dormant phase after adverse conditions have arisen. This is commonly found in areas with an unpredictable climate. While very sudden changes in conditions may lead to a high mortality rate among animals relying on consequential dormancy, its use can be advantageous, as organisms remain active longer and are therefore able to make greater use of available resources.

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  1. dormancy

    Dormancy is a biological state or condition in which physical functions such as growth and development are temporarily stopped or slowed down. This may occur in various life forms including plants, seeds, animals and insects, often as a survival strategy in response to unfavorable environmental conditions such as winter or drought. The period of dormancy ends when the surrounding conditions become favorable again.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dormancynoun

    the state of being dormant; quiescence; abeyance

  2. Etymology: [From Dormant.]

Wikidata

  1. Dormancy

    Dormancy is a period in an organism's life cycle when growth, development, and physical activity are temporarily stopped. This minimizes metabolic activity and therefore helps an organism to conserve energy. Dormancy tends to be closely associated with environmental conditions. Organisms can synchronize entry to a dormant phase with their environment through predictive or consequential means. Predictive dormancy occurs when an organism enters a dormant phase before the onset of adverse conditions. For example, photoperiod and decreasing temperature are used by many plants to predict the onset of winter. Consequential dormancy occurs when organisms enter a dormant phase after adverse conditions have arisen. This is commonly found in areas with an unpredictable climate. While very sudden changes in conditions may lead to a high mortality rate among animals relying on consequential dormancy, its use can be advantageous, as organisms remain active longer and are therefore able to make greater use of available resources.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dormancy in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dormancy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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