Definition of Quiescence

1. Noun. A state of quiet (but possibly temporary) inaction. "The volcano erupted after centuries of dormancy"

Exact synonyms: Dormancy, Quiescency
Generic synonyms: Inaction, Inactiveness, Inactivity
Specialized synonyms: Hibernation, Aestivation, Estivation, Slumber
Attributes: Dormant, Inactive
Derivative terms: Dormant, Dormant, Dormant, Quiescent, Dormant, Quiescent



2. Noun. Quiet and inactive restfulness.
Exact synonyms: Dormancy, Quiescency, Sleeping
Generic synonyms: Ease, Relaxation, Repose, Rest
Specialized synonyms: Vegetation
Derivative terms: Dormant, Quiescent, Quiescent

Definition of Quiescence

1. n. The state or quality of being quiescent.

Definition of Quiescence

1. Noun. The state of being quiescent; dormancy. ¹

2. Noun. Being at rest, quiet, still, inactive or motionless. ¹

3. Noun. The action of bringing something to rest or making it quiescent; the action of coming to rest or to a quiescent state. ¹

4. Noun. (microbiology) When a cell is in a term of no growth and no division. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Quiescence

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Medical Definition of Quiescence

1. Quietness. In cells, the state of not dividing, in neurons, the state of not firing. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Quiescence

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Literary usage of Quiescence

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1. The Constitutional History of England from the Accession of Henry VII. to by Henry Hallam (1876)
"... whether at negotiation displayed, of obtaining his ас quiescence to terms deemed indispensable^ gradually created a powerful faction, whose chief bond ..."

2. Georgia and state rights: A study of the political history of Georgia from by Ulrich Bonnell Phillips (1902)
"... stretched a period of comparative reaction in Georgia against advanced theories of State sovereignty, or at least a period of quiescence on the subject. ..."

3. Georgia and state rights: A study of the political history of Georgia from by Ulrich Bonnell Phillips (1902)
"... stretched a period of comparative reaction in Georgia against advanced theories of State sovereignty, or at least a period of quiescence on the subject. ..."

4. A Survey of English Literature 1780-1880 by Oliver Elton (1920)
"... Dramatic Potto; (c) 1812-19: comparative quiescence ; (d) from 1820: EUa, etc.; Lamb an essayist. III. Reminiscent character of Lamb's best writing. ..."

5. Mental Science: A Compendium of Psychology, and the History of Philosophy by Alexander Bain (1868)
"The first is forced quiescence ; to which are given the familiar names—endurance, resignation, fortitude, patience, contentment. 3. ..."

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