n.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.
Noun1.depression - a mental state characterized by a pessimistic sense of inadequacy and a despondent lack of activity
elation - an exhilarating psychological state of pride and optimism; an absence of depression
2.depression - a long-term economic state characterized by unemployment and low prices and low levels of trade and investment
3.depression - a sunken or depressed geological formation
4.depression - sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy
5.Depression - a time period during the 1930s when there was a worldwide economic depression and mass unemployment
6.Depressiondepression - an air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation; "a low moved in over night bringing sleet and snow"
Synonyms: low, low pressure
7.depression - a state of depression and anhedonia so severe as to require clinical intervention
8.depression - a concavity in a surface produced by pressing; "he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud"
Synonyms: imprint, impression
9.depression - angular distance below the horizon (especially of a celestial object)
10.depression - pushing down; "depression of the space bar on the typewriter"
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Depression of the dewpoint
Depression of the pole
Depression of the visible horizon
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depressor muscle
depressor nerve
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