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(1)   Pushing down
"Depression of the space bar on the typewriter"
(2)   Sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy
(3)   A sunken or depressed geological formation
(4)   Angular distance below the horizon (especially of a celestial object)
(5)   A concavity in a surface produced by pressing
"He left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud"
(6)   A state of depression and anhedonia so severe as to require clinical intervention
(7)   A mental state characterized by a pessimistic sense of inadequacy and a despondent lack of activity
(8)   A long-term economic state characterized by unemployment and low prices and low levels of trade and investment
(9)   An air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation
"A low moved in over night bringing sleet and snow"
(10)   A period during the 1930s when there was a worldwide economic depression and mass unemployment


  1. an area that is lower in topography than its surroundings
  2. in psychotherapy and psychiatry, a state of mind producing serious, long-term lowering of enjoyment of life or inability to visualize a happy future
  3. in psychotherapy and psychiatry, a period of unhappiness or low morale which lasts longer than several weeks and may include ideation of self-inflicted injury or suicide
  4. an area of lowered air pressure that generally brings moist weather, sometimes promoting hurricanes and tornadoes
  5. a period of major economic contraction;
  6. Four consecutive quarters of negative, real GDP growth. See NBER.
    The Great Depression was an event in US history.
  7. a lowering, in particular a reduction in a particular biological variable or the function of an organ, in contrast to elevation