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English noun: depression

1. depression (state) a mental state characterized by a pessimistic sense of inadequacy and a despondent lack of activity


Broader (hypernym)mental condition, mental state, psychological condition, psychological state


Narrower (hyponym)blue devils, blue funk, blues, dejection, funk, low spirits, megrims, melancholia, melancholy, slough of despond, vapors, vapours


Antonymselation

2. depression (state) a long-term economic state characterized by unemployment and low prices and low levels of trade and investment


Synonymseconomic crisis, slump


Broader (hypernym)crisis, economic condition


Instance hyponymGreat Depression

3. depression (object) a sunken or depressed geological formation


Synonymsnatural depression


Broader (hypernym)formation, geological formation


Narrower (hyponym)basin, bed, bottom, crater, deep, hole, hollow, lowland, oceanic abyss, sink, sinkhole, swallow hole, trench, trough, vale, valley


Antonymsnatural elevation, elevation

4. depression (feeling) sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy


Broader (hypernym)sadness, unhappiness


Narrower (hyponym)demoralisation, demoralization, despondence, despondency, disconsolateness, dysphoria, heartsickness, helplessness, oppression, oppressiveness

5. Depression (time) a period during the 1930s when there was a worldwide economic depression and mass unemployment


SynonymsGreat Depression


Instance hypernymage, historic period

6. depression (state) an air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation


SamplesA low moved in over night bringing sleet and snow.


Synonymslow


Broader (hypernym)air mass


Part meronymcyclone

7. depression (state) a state of depression and anhedonia so severe as to require clinical intervention


Synonymsclinical depression, depressive disorder


Broader (hypernym)affective disorder, emotional disorder, emotional disturbance, major affective disorder


Narrower (hyponym)agitated depression, anaclitic depression, dysthymia, dysthymic depression, endogenous depression, exogenous depression, major depressive episode, neurotic depression, psychotic depression, reactive depression, retarded depression

8. depression (shape) a concavity in a surface produced by pressing


SamplesHe left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud.


Synonymsimpression, imprint


Broader (hypernym)concave shape, concavity, incurvation, incurvature


Narrower (hyponym)channel, chap, crack, cranny, crease, crevice, crinkle, dent, dimple, dimple, dip, droop, fissure, furrow, groove, incision, line, prick, sag, scratch, seam, slit, wrinkle

9. depression angular distance below the horizon (especially of a celestial object)


Broader (hypernym)angular position

10. depression (act) pushing down


SamplesDepression of the space bar on the typewriter.


Broader (hypernym)push, pushing


Narrower (hyponym)click, mouse click









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