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Up to date as of January 15, 2010

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See also Depression, and dépression

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Noun

Singular
depression

Plural
countable and uncountable; plural depressions

depression (countable and uncountable; plural depressions)

  1. (geography) an area that is lower in topography than its surroundings
  2. (psychology) 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. (psychology) 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. (meteorology) an area of lowered air pressure that generally brings moist weather, sometimes promoting hurricanes and tornadoes
  5. (economics) a period of major economic contraction;
  6. (economics, US) Four consecutive quarters of negative, real GDP growth. See NBER.
    The Great Depression was an event in US history.
  7. (biology, physiology) 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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