Definition of Stagnation

1. Noun. A state of inactivity (in business or art etc). "Economic growth of less than 1% per year is considered to be economic stagnation"




2. Noun. Inactivity of liquids; being stagnant; standing still; without current or circulation.
Exact synonyms: Stagnancy
Generic synonyms: Inaction, Inactiveness, Inactivity
Derivative terms: Stagnant, Stagnate, Stagnate, Stagnate, Stagnate

Definition of Stagnation

1. n. The condition of being stagnant; cessation of flowing or circulation, as of a fluid; the state of being motionless; as, the stagnation of the blood; the stagnation of water or air; the stagnation of vapors.

Definition of Stagnation

1. Noun. inactivity ¹

2. Noun. being stagnant; being without circulation ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Stagnation

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Stagnation

1. 1. The condition of being stagnant; cessation of flowing or circulation, as of a fluid; the state of being motionless; as, the stagnation of the blood; the stagnation of water or air; the stagnation of vapors. 2. The cessation of action, or of brisk action; the state of being dull; as, the stagnation of business. Origin: Cf. F. Stagnation. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stagnation

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stagnancies
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stagnant anoxia
stagnant hypoxia
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stagnation (current term)
stagnation mastitis
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Literary usage of Stagnation

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1. Hunt's Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by Isaac Smith Homans, Freeman Hunt, Thomas Prentice Kettell, William Buck Dana (1860)
"THERE has been a rapid decline in the value of money at home and abroad, arising mostly from the stagnation of business enterprises. ..."

2. Metabolism and Practical Medicine by Karl Harko Noorden, Carl von Noorden, Isaac Walker Hall (1907)
"The metabolic disturbances following injury of the liver cells by simple stagnation of bile, by infectious or toxic jaundice, by cirrhosis of the liver, ..."

3. A Text Book of Physiology by Michael Foster (1891)
"When actual stagnation occurs the red corpuscles run together so that their outlines are no longer distinguishable; they appear to become fused into a ..."

4. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman, Joseph Meredith Toner Collection (Library of Congress) (1898)
"The symptoms must evidently be dependent upon another factor, and that factor is stagnation, which was pointed out before as being the cause of most gastric ..."

5. A Text Book of Physiology by Michael Foster (1891)
"When actual stagnation occurs the red corpuscles ... This latter 'stagnation' stage of inflammation may be the prelude to further mischief and indeed to the ..."

6. A Textbook of Physiology by Michael Foster (1888)
"When actual stagnation occurs the red corpuscles run together so that their ... This latter 'stagnation' stage of inflammation may be the prelude to further ..."

7. Problems in Political Evolution by Raymond Garfield Gettell (1914)
"stagnation AND PROGRESS 171. Causes of stagnation. Several of the causes that created the state tended to discourage further change or growth. ..."

8. Introduction to Political Science by Raymond Garfield Gettell (1910)
"stagnation and progress. Several of the causes that created the state tended to ... stagnation, however, is the fate of any organization that fails to adapt ..."

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