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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


  1. quiescencenoun

    The state of being quiescent; dormancy.

  2. quiescencenoun

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

  3. quiescencenoun

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

  4. quiescencenoun

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Quiescencenoun

    Rest; repose.

    Etymology: from quiesco, Lat.

    Whether the earth move or rest, I undertake not to determine: my work is to prove, that the common inducement to the belief of its quiescence, the testimony of sense, is weak and frivolous. Joseph Glanvill, Sceps.


  1. quiescence

    Quiescence is a state of inactivity or dormancy. It's often used to describe a period of quietness, rest, or minimal activity. In biology, it refers to a period when an organism or cell is in a dormant state or not actively growing. In computer science, it describes a state where a system is inactive or not currently processing tasks.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Quiescencenoun

    alt. of Quiescency

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of quiescence in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of quiescence in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of quiescence in a Sentence

  1. Thomas Rando:

    Usually, most laboratory-grown muscle stem cells die when transplanted, but these cells are in a deep resting state we call ketone-induced deep quiescence that allows them to withstand many kinds of stress.

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