Definitions of stagnation

  1. a state of inactivity (in business or art etc); "economic growth of less than 1% per year is considered to be economic stagnation" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. inactivity of liquids; being stagnant; standing still; without current or circulation Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The cessation of action, or of brisk action; the state of being dull; as, the stagnation of business. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. The state or quality of being inactive, dull, sluggish, or stale and foul from standing. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. Act of stagnating: state of being stagnant or motionless: dullness. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. The act of stagnating; the state of being stagnant; the cessation of action or of brisk action; the state of being dull. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for stagnation

  1. 2. Again, if men of various useful employments should be located with the missionary, there would be held up before the children examples of Christian industry and enterprise; whereas, in their present isolated condition, the children suffer from an atmosphere of indolence and stagnation – Thoughts on Missions by Sheldon Dibble
  2. The men went gladly, accepting the long ride as a welcome relief to the stagnation of a garrison winter. – The Plow-Woman by Eleanor Gates