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Noun
/ˈkrīsis/,
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crisises, plural; crises, plural;
  1. A time of intense difficulty, trouble, or danger
    • - the current economic crisis
    • - a family in crisis
    • - a crisis of semiliteracy among high school graduates
  2. A time when a difficult or important decision must be made
    • - a crisis point of history
  3. The turning point of a disease when an important change takes place, indicating either recovery or death

  4. The point in a play or story when a crucial conflict takes place, determining the outcome of the plot


  1. an unstable situation of extreme danger or difficulty; "they went bankrupt during the economic crisis"
  2. a crucial stage or turning point in the course of something; "after the crisis the patient either dies or gets better"
  3. A crisis (plural: "crises"; adjectival form: "critical") (from the Greek κρίσις) is any unstable and dangerous social situation regarding economic, military, personal, political, or societal affairs, especially one involving an impending abrupt change. ...
  4. Crisis (1939) is a feature-length documentary about the 1938 Sudeten Crisis. It was released briefly before the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia on March 15th, 1939. ...
  5. Crisis (Kris) is a 1946 Swedish film directed by Ingmar Bergman. The film was Bergman's first feature as director and he also wrote the screenplay, based on a play by Leck Fischer.
  6. Crisis is a 1950 drama film about an American couple who become embroiled in a revolution. It was based on the short story "The Doubters" by George Tabori.
  7. Crisis was a British political punk rock group formed in 1977.
  8. Crisis (formerly Crisis at Christmas) is a charity based in England, which aims to provide support to those who are homeless. Specifically, it is the national charity for single homeless people.
  9. A critical event, which, if not handled in an appropriate manner, may dramatically impact an organization's profitability, reputation, or ability to operate.
  10. An emotionally significant event or a radical change in a person's life.
  11. is a time of danger or great difficulty. A person in crisis may feel out of control or unable to cope (e.g., the person may have difficulty sleeping, eating, paying attention or carrying on a normal routine at work, school or home).
  12. A state arising when cells lack telomeres of adequate length, resulting in the end-to-end fusion of chromosomes, karyotypic (genetic) chaos, and cell death by apoptosis.
  13. An adverse incident or series of events that has the potential to seriously damage the University's people, operations, finance or reputation.
  14. A decisive point in the plot of a play on which the outcome of the remaining actions depends.
  15. An incident or event with consequences, which pose a significant threat to the strategic objectives of an organization.
  16. (plural: crises): The turning point of uncertainty and tension resulting from earlier conflict in a plot. At the moment of crisis in a story, it is unclear if the protagonist will succeed or fail in his struggle. ...
  17. A mental health crisis is a sudden and intense period of severe mental distress.
  18. Any heightening of tension, whether between characters or in the circumstances of a character with whom we have sympathy. Sometimes an abrupt increase in the tension within ourselves as observers.
  19. the turning point of plot (closely related to climax which seems to complete its action)
  20. A time of turmoil or an event (or series of events) that brings specific focus and attention to an organization.
  21. In Marcia's terminology, a period of conscious decision making related to identity formation.
  22. Most definitions of an international crisis include (1) a high threat to something valued very highly, (2) surprise, (3) and the need for a quick response.
  23. A situation or circumstance, usually of recent origin, which breaks down the individual's or the family's usual pattern of functioning and cannot be resolved with usual coping behaviors. ...
  24. A sudden interruption to the normal course of events in a person’s life that requires him/her to re-evaluation of thoughts and behaviour. Common crises include having a baby, getting divorced, being relocated, experiencing a traumatic event.
  25. (pl. crises) a time of great difficulty or danger or when an important decision must be made.