What does stagnation mean?

Definitions for stagnation

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stagnation, stagnancy, doldrums(noun)

    a state of inactivity (in business or art etc)

    "economic growth of less than 1% per year is considered to be economic stagnation"

  2. stagnation, stagnancy(noun)

    inactivity of liquids; being stagnant; standing still; without current or circulation


  1. stagnation(Noun)


    The general concern about industrial stagnation inspired an overhaul of the patent system.

  2. stagnation(Noun)

    being stagnant; being without circulation

    Factors known to encourage the growth of harmful bacteria inside cooling systems include the stagnation of the water.

  3. Origin: From stagnatus, past participle of stagno, from stagnum

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stagnation(noun)

    the condition of being stagnant; cessation of flowing or circulation, as of a fluid; the state of being motionless; as, the stagnation of the blood; the stagnation of water or air; the stagnation of vapors

  2. Stagnation(noun)

    the cessation of action, or of brisk action; the state of being dull; as, the stagnation of business

  3. Origin: [Cf. F. stagnation.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stagnation in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stagnation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Bertrand Russell:

    Too little liberty brings stagnation and too much brings chaos.

  2. Viktor Chirkov:

    The period of stagnation in the development of our potential has long since passed.

  3. Robert Kezaala:

    In the last two to three years, we've seen more stagnation of progress because there is complacency.

  4. Carlos Melo:

    It's a real possibility, bad policies and political stagnation have grown into something more urgent.

  5. Mario Cuomo:

    For too many, the dream of economic mobility has been replaced with a nightmare of economic stagnation.

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