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depression

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English

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /dɪˈpɹɛʃən/, SAMPA: /dI"prES@n/
    Rhymes: -ɛʃən
  • Hyphenation: de·pres·sion

Noun

Singular
depression

Plural
s

depression (s)
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) an area that is lower in topography than its surroundings
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) in psychotherapy and psychiatry, a state of mind producing serious, long-term lowering of enjoyment of life or inability to visualize a happy future
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) in psychotherapy and psychiatry, a period of unhappiness or low morale which lasts longer than several weeks and may include ideation of self-inflicted injury or suicide
  4. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) an area of lowered air pressure that generally brings moist weather, sometimes promoting hurricanes and tornadoes
  5. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) a period of major economic contraction
    The Great Depression (US history)
  6. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) a lowering, in particular a reduction in a particular biological variable or the function of an organ, in contrast to elevation

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Finnish

Noun

depression

  1. Genitive singular form of depressio.

Swedish

Pronunciation

Noun

depression

  1. Geographical or psychological depression.

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