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depression

Definitions by Oxford


[dɪˈprɛʃ(ə)n], (Noun)

Definitions:
- feelings of severe despondency and dejection
(e.g: self-doubt creeps in and that swiftly turns to depression)

- a long and severe recession in an economy or market
(e.g: the depression in the housing market)

- the action of lowering something or pressing something down
(e.g: depression of the plunger delivers two units of insulin)

- a region of lower atmospheric pressure, especially a cyclonic weather system
(e.g: hurricanes start off as loose regions of bad weather known as tropical depressions)

- the angular distance of an object below the horizon or a horizontal plane.


Phrases:

Origin:
late Middle English: from Latin depressio(n-), from deprimere ‘press down’ (see depress)







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