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Depression Definition

(Wikipedia) - Depression
Look up depression, depress, or depressed in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.

Depression or depress(ed) may refer to:

  • Depression (mood), a state of low mood and aversion to activity
    • Certain mood disorders such as major depressive disorder and dysthymia, that feature depressed mood are commonly referred to as simply depression
  • Depression (kinesiology), an anatomical term of motion, refers to downward movement, the opposite of elevation
  • Depression (physiology), a reduction in a biological variable or the function of an organ
  • Central nervous system depression, physiological depression of the central nervous system that can result in loss of consciousness
Earth science
  • Depression (geology), a landform sunken or depressed below the surrounding area
  • Depression (weather), an area of low atmospheric pressure characterized by rain and unstable weather
  • Depression (economics), a sustained, long-term downturn in economic activity in one or more economies
    • Great Depression, a severe economic depression during the 1930s, commonly referred to as simply the depression
    • Long Depression, an economic depression during 1873–96, known at the time as the Great Depression
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