Meaning of depression

Definition of depression

(noun) a mental state characterized by a pessimistic sense of inadequacy and a despondent lack of activity
a long-term economic state characterized by unemployment and low prices and low levels of trade and investment
a period during the 1930s when there was a worldwide economic depression and mass unemployment
an air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation; "a low moved in over night bringing sleet and snow"
a state of depression and anhedonia so severe as to require clinical intervention
a concavity in a surface produced by pressing; "he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud"
angular distance below the horizon (especially of a celestial object)
pushing down; "depression of the space bar on the typewriter"

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