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Definitions of depression

  1. a state of depression and anhedonia so severe as to require clinical intervention Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. an air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation; "a low moved in over night bringing sleet and snow" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. pushing down; "depression of the space bar on the typewriter" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a sunken or depressed geological formation Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a time period during the 1930s when there was a worldwide economic depression and mass unemployment Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. angular distance below the horizon (especially of a celestial object) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. a concavity in a surface produced by pressing; "he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. a mental state characterized by a pessimistic sense of inadequacy and a despondent lack of activity Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. a long-term economic state characterized by unemployment and low prices and low levels of trade and investment Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. The act of depressing. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. The state of being depressed; a sinking. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. A falling in of the surface; a sinking below its true place; a cavity or hollow; as, roughness consists in little protuberances and depressions. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Humiliation; abasement, as of pride. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Dejection; despondency; lowness. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Diminution, as of trade, etc.; inactivity; dullness. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. The angular distance of a celestial object below the horizon. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. A method of operating for cataract; couching. See Couch, v. t., 8. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. The operation of reducing to a lower degree; - said of equations. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. Depressive states usually of moderate intensity in contrast with major depression present in neurotic and psychotic disorders. Medical Dictionary DB
  21. Depressor. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. The act of making lower; the sinking or falling in of a surface; low spirits; dulness of trade; as, business depression. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  23. 1. A sinking below the surrounding level. 2. A hollow or sunken area. 3. Dejection, a sinking of spirits. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  24. A hollow; melancholia. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  25. A falling in or sinking: a hollow: abasement: dejection. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  26. Act of depressing; lowness; hollow; dejection. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  27. Depressive. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  28. The act of depressing, or the state of being depressed; low spirits or vitality; dejection; melancholy. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. That which is depressed; a low or hollow place. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  30. The act of depressing; state of being depressed; a hollow; a low state; the act of humbling; a sinking of the spirits; a low state of strength, or of business; the angular distance of a celestial object below the horizon; the pointing of any piece of ordnance, so that its shot may be projected under the point-blank line; couching. Depression of the pole, its approach to the horizon, as the spectator recedes from it toward the equator. The depression of an equation, the reduction of the equation to one of lower dimensious. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  31. A hollow the sinking in of a part of a surface; a sinking of the spirits; a low state of trade or business. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  32. The operation of reducing to a lower degree; -- said of equations. mso.anu.edu.au
  33. The operation of reducing to a lower degree; said of equations. dictgcide_fs
  34. Depressio, Impressio, from deprimere, depressum (de and premere), 'to depress;' Esphlasis. In Anatomy, it means an excavation, hollow, or fossa. In Surgery, it is applied to a fracture of the cranium, in which the portions of fractured bone are forced inwards; (F.) Subgrondation, Entablement; called also, Catapiesis, Campsis Deprcssio, Thlasis Depressio. Depression, (F.) Abaissement, means Couching. -See Cataract. Depression also means dejection or dejectedness -Ademonia, Ademosyue, Demissio animi. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  35. [Latin] A pushing down or lowering below the usual level; as D. of the bones of the skull. D. of cataract, see Couching. na
  36. [Latin] Lowering or lessening of functional activity; as General (or Vital) d., Stage of d. na
  37. [Latin] A circumscribed area lower than the surrounding surface; as Coronoid d. (of the humerus). na
  38. Lowering, sinking; (Astron.) angular distance of star &c. below horizon; sunk place, hollow, on surface; reduction in vigour (esp. of trade), pitch (of voice), vitality, or spirits; (Meteorol.) lowering of barometer or atmospheric pressure, esp. centre of minimum pressure or system of winds round it. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  39. Reduction of vital or functional activity. American pocket medical dictionary.
  40. A hollow or fossa, normal, pathological, or other. American pocket medical dictionary.
  41. A hollow, a low plane or part. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  42. The act of depressing a part. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  43. The state of being depressed, either physically, e. g., a fragment of the skull, or in the sense of a reduction of strength or of hopefulness. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  44. Couching; an operation for cataract, consisting in the removal of the opaque lens out of the axis of vision by means of a needle. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  45. n. [Latin] Act of pressing, or state of being pressed down;—a hollow or cavity;—a falling in or sinking of the surface;—a low state of the mind or spirits; sadness; dejection; despondency;—the act of putting down; humiliation; abasement;—a low state of business or trade;—angular distance of a celestial object below the horizon;—the operation of reducing equations to a lower degree;—a method of operating for cataract; couching. Cabinet Dictionary
  46. The act of pressing down; the sinking or falling in of a surface; the act of humbling, abasement. Complete Dictionary

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