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/diˈpreSHən/,
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depressions, plural;
  1. Severe despondency and dejection, typically felt over a period of time and accompanied by feelings of hopelessness and inadequacy

  2. A condition of mental disturbance characterized by such feelings to a greater degree than seems warranted by the external circumstances, typically with lack of energy and difficulty in maintaining concentration or interest in life
    • - clinical depression
  3. A long and severe recession in an economy or market
    • - the depression in the housing market
  4. The financial and industrial slump of 1929 and subsequent years

  5. The lowering or reducing of something
    • - the depression of prices
  6. The action of pressing down on something
    • - depression of the plunger delivers two units of insulin
  7. A sunken place or hollow on a surface
    • - the original shallow depressions were slowly converted to creeks
  8. The angular distance of an object below the horizon or a horizontal plane

  9. A region of lower atmospheric pressure, esp. a cyclonic weather system


  1. a mental state characterized by a pessimistic sense of inadequacy and a despondent lack of activity
  2. a long-term economic state characterized by unemployment and low prices and low levels of trade and investment
  3. natural depression: a sunken or depressed geological formation
  4. sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy
  5. a period during the 1930s when there was a worldwide economic depression and mass unemployment
  6. low: an air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation; "a low moved in over night bringing sleet and snow"
  7. Depression, one of the most commonly diagnosed psychiatric disorders. is being diagnosed in increasing numbers in various segments of the population worldwide. Depression in the United States alone affects 17.6 million Americans each year or 1 in 6 people. ...
  8. In economics, a depression is a sustained, long-term downturn in economic activity in one or more economies. It is a more severe downturn than a recession, which is seen by economists as part of a normal business cycle.
  9. Depression in geology is a landform sunken or depressed below the surrounding area. Depressions may be formed by various mechanisms, and may be referred to by a variety of technical terms such as: *Basin: any large sediment filled depression. ...
  10. Depression, in kinesiology, is the anatomical term of motion for movement in an inferior direction.
  11. A low pressure area, or "low", is a region where the atmospheric pressure at sea level is below that of surrounding locations. Low pressure systems form under areas of wind divergence which occur in upper levels of the troposphere. ...
  12. Depression is a state of low mood and aversion to activity. Depressed people may feel sad, anxious, empty, hopeless, helpless, worthless, guilty, irritable or restless. ...
  13. an area that is lower in topography than its surroundings; in psychotherapy and psychiatry, a state of mind producing serious, long-term lowering of enjoyment of life or inability to visualize a happy future; in psychotherapy and psychiatry, a period of unhappiness or low morale which lasts ...
  14. (Depressed) The same as DEBRUISED.
  15. (Depressed) This is a fracture of the cortical bone caused by a localized force that breaks and depresses one segment below the level of surrounding bone.
  16. (depressed (to be -)) (v) salpınlanırģa, sawsuzlanırģa
  17. (depressed) Do not use this term. Use the term pressed in.
  18. (depressed) an area of land is pushed downward from its original position
  19. (depressed) flattened as if pressed down from the top or end; applied to 2 or 3-dimensional shapes, e.g. ovate and obovate or ovoid and obovoid which have a length:breadth ratio of less than 2:3
  20. An abnormal lowering of mood of psychologic or physiologic origin which is more prolonged than mourning and is time-limited and related to a specific loss.
  21. A low area in a field where surface drainage away from the area does not occur.
  22. term used to describe an emotional state involving sadness, lack of energy and low self-esteem.
  23. Another name for fall. One of the essential debilities.
  24. inferior movement, opposite of elevation.
  25. a depressive disorder characterized by extreme feelings of sadness, lack of self-worth, and dejection.