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Definition 1: pushing down - [noun denoting act]

Samples where depression or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • depression of the space bar on the typewriter

(depression is a kind of ...) the act of applying force in order to move something away

"he gave the door a hard push" "the pushing is good exercise"

(... is a kind of depression ) depression of a button on a computer mouse

"a click on the right button for example"

Definition 2: sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy - [noun denoting feeling]

(depression is a kind of ...) emotions experienced when not in a state of well-being

(... is a kind of depression ) depression resulting from an undermining of your morale

(... is a kind of depression ) a feeling of being unable to manage

(... is a kind of depression ) feeling downcast and disheartened and hopeless

(... is a kind of depression ) a feeling of being oppressed

(... is a kind of depression ) abnormal depression and discontent

Definition 3: a sunken or depressed geological formation - [noun denoting object]

Synonyms for depression in the sense of this definition

(depression is a kind of ...) (geology) the geological features of the earth

(... is a kind of depression ) a natural depression in the surface of the land often with a lake at the bottom of it

"the basin of the Great Salt Lake"

(... is a kind of depression ) a narrow depression (as in the earth or between ocean waves or in the ocean bed)

(... is a kind of depression ) a long steep-sided depression in the ocean floor

(... is a kind of depression ) a depression in the ground communicating with a subterranean passage (especially in limestone) and formed by solution or by collapse of a cavern roof

(... is a kind of depression ) low level country

(... is a kind of depression ) a depression hollowed out of solid matter

(... is a kind of depression ) a bowl-shaped depression formed by the impact of a meteorite or bomb

(... is a kind of depression ) a depression forming the ground under a body of water

"he searched for treasure on the ocean bed"

(... is a kind of depression ) a long depression in the surface of the land that usually contains a river

Definition 4: angular distance below the horizon (especially of a celestial object) - [noun denoting linkdef]

(depression is a kind of ...) relation by which any position with respect to any other position is established

Definition 5: a concavity in a surface produced by pressing - [noun denoting shape]

Samples where depression or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud

Synonyms for depression in the sense of this definition

(depression is a kind of ...) a shape that curves or bends inward

(... is a kind of depression ) a small natural hollow in the cheek or chin

"His dimple appeared whenever he smiled"

(... is a kind of depression ) a long narrow furrow cut either by a natural process (such as erosion) or by a tool (as e.g. a groove in a phonograph record)

(... is a kind of depression ) any slight depression in a surface

"there are approximately 336 dimples on a golf ball"

(... is a kind of depression ) a depression in an otherwise level surface

"there was a dip in the road"

(... is a kind of depression ) a depression scratched or carved into a surface

(... is a kind of depression ) a shape that sags

"there was a sag in the chair seat"

(... is a kind of depression ) a slight depression or fold in the smoothness of a surface

"his face has many lines" "ironing gets rid of most wrinkles"

(... is a kind of depression ) a long narrow depression in a surface

Definition 6: a mental state characterized by a pessimistic sense of inadequacy and a despondent lack of activity - [noun denoting state]

(depression is a kind of ...) (psychology) a mental condition in which the qualities of a state are relatively constant even though the state itself may be dynamic

"a manic state"

(... is a kind of depression ) extreme depression characterized by tearful sadness and irrational fears

(... is a kind of depression ) a state of depression

"he had a bad case of the blues"

(... is a kind of depression ) a state of nervous depression

"he was in a funk"

(... is a kind of depression ) a constitutional tendency to be gloomy and depressed

(... is a kind of depression ) (formal) extreme depression

(... is a kind of depression ) a state of mild depression

(... is a kind of depression ) a state of melancholy depression

Definition 7: an air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation - [noun denoting state]

Samples where depression or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a low moved in over night bringing sleet and snow

Synonyms for depression in the sense of this definition

(depression is a kind of ...) a large body of air with uniform characteristics horizontally

(... is part of depression) (meteorology) rapid inward circulation of air masses about a low pressure center; circling counterclockwise in the northern hemisphere and clockwise in the southern

Definition 8: a long-term economic state characterized by unemployment and low prices and low levels of trade and investment - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for depression in the sense of this definition

(depression is a kind of ...) an unstable situation of extreme danger or difficulty

"they went bankrupt during the economic crisis"

(depression is a kind of ...) the condition of the economy

(... is an instance of depression) the economic crisis beginning with the stock market crash in 1929 and continuing through the 1930s

Definition 9: a state of depression and anhedonia so severe as to require clinical intervention - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for depression in the sense of this definition

(depression is a kind of ...) any mental disorder not caused by detectable organic abnormalities of the brain and in which a major disturbance of emotions is predominant

(... is a kind of depression ) a state of depression so severe that the person loses contact with reality and suffers a variety of functional impairments

(... is a kind of depression ) a term used for any state of depression that is not psychotic

(... is a kind of depression ) (psychiatry) a state of depression with all the classic symptoms (anhedonia and lethargy and sleep disturbance and despondency and morbid thoughts and feelings of worthlessness and sometimes attempted suicide) but with no known organic dysfunction

(... is a kind of depression ) an inappropriate state of depression that is precipitated by events in the person's life (to be distinguished from normal grief)

(... is a kind of depression ) a state of depression for which there is no apparent precipitating cause

(... is a kind of depression ) mild chronic depression

"I thought she had just been in a bad mood for thirty years, but the doctor called it dysthymia"

(... is a kind of depression ) severe and progressive depression in infants who lose their mother and do not get a suitable substitute

(... is a kind of depression ) a state of clinical depression in which the person exhibits irritability and restlessness

(... is a kind of depression ) a state of clinical depression in which the individual is lethargic and slow to initiate action

Definition 10: a period during the 1930s when there was a worldwide economic depression and mass unemployment - [noun denoting time]

Synonyms for depression in the sense of this definition

(depression is an instance of ...) an era of history having some distinctive feature

"we live in a litigious age"

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