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Standard Definition

[n] pushing down; "depression of the space bar on the typewriter"
[n] sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy
[n] a sunken or depressed geological formation
[n] a time period during the 1930s when there was a worldwide economic depression and mass unemployment
[n] angular distance below the horizon (especially of a celestial object)
[n] a concavity in a surface produced by pressing; "he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud"
[n] a state of depression and anhedonia so severe as to require clinical intervention
[n] a mental state characterized by a pessimistic sense of inadequacy and a despondent lack of activity
[n] a long-term economic state characterized by unemployment and low prices and low levels of trade and investment
[n] an air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation; "a low moved in over night bringing sleet and snow"


clinical depression - (6 syllables), depressive disorder - (6 syllables), economic crisis - (6 syllables), impression - (3 syllables), imprint - (2 syllables), low - (1 syllables), low pressure - (3 syllables), natural depression - (6 syllables), slump - (1 syllables), the Depression - (4 syllables), the Great Depression - (5 syllables)

Misc. Definitions

\De*pres"sion\, n. [L. depressio: cf. F. d['e]pression.]
1. The act of depressing.
2. The state of being depressed; a sinking.
3. A falling in of the surface; a sinking below its true place; a cavity or hollow; as, roughness consists in little protuberances and depressions.
4. Humiliation; abasement, as of pride.
5. Dejection; despondency; lowness. In a great depression of spirit. --Baker.
6. Diminution, as of trade, etc.; inactivity; dullness.
7. (Astron.) The angular distance of a celestial object below the horizon.
8. (Math.) The operation of reducing to a lower degree; -- said of equations.
9. (Surg.) A method of operating for cataract; couching. See {Couch}, v. t.,
8. {Angle of depression} (Geod.), one which a descending line makes with a horizontal plane. {Depression of the dewpoint} (Meteor.), the number of degrees that the dew-point is lower than the actual temperature of the atmosphere. {Depression of the pole}, its apparent sinking, as the spectator goes toward the equator. {Depression of the visible horizon}. (Astron.) Same as {Dip of the horizon}, under {Dip}. Syn: Abasement; reduction; sinking; fall; humiliation; dejection; melancholy.