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Noun depression has 10 senses
  1. depression - a mental state characterized by a pessimistic sense of inadequacy and a despondent lack of activity
    --1 is a kind of
    psychological state, mental state
    Antonyms: elation
    --1 has particulars:
     melancholia; blues, blue devils, megrims, vapors, vapours; funk, blue funk; melancholy; slough of despond; low spirits; dejection
  2. depression, slump, economic crisis - a long-term economic state characterized by unemployment and low prices and low levels of trade and investment
    --2 is a kind of financial condition, economic condition
    --2 has particulars: Great Depression
  3. natural depression, depression - a sunken or depressed geological formation
    --3 is a kind of geological formation, formation
    --3 has particulars:
     basin; bed, bottom; crater; hole, hollow; lowland; sinkhole, sink, swallow hole; trench, deep, oceanic abyss; trough; valley, vale
  4. depression - sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy
    --4 is a kind of
    sadness, unhappiness
    --4 has particulars:
     demoralization, demoralisation; helplessness; despondency, despondence, heartsickness, disconsolateness; oppression, oppressiveness; dysphoria
  5. Depression, the Depression, the Great Depression - a time period during the 1930s when there was a worldwide economic depression and mass unemployment
    --5 is a kind of time period, period of time, period
  6. low, low pressure, depression - an air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation; "a low moved in over night bringing sleet and snow"
    --6 is a kind of air mass
    --6 is a part of cyclone
  7. depressive disorder, clinical depression, depression - a state of depression and anhedonia so severe as to require clinical intervention
    --7 is a kind of affective disorder, major affective disorder, emotional disorder, emotional disturbance
    --7 has particulars:
     agitated depression; anaclitic depression; dysthymia, dysthymic depression; endogenous depression; exogenous depression, reactive depression; major depressive episode; neurotic depression; psychotic depression; retarded depression
  8. depression, impression, imprint - a concavity in a surface produced by pressing; "he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud"
    --8 is a kind of concave shape, concavity, incurvation, incurvature
    --8 has particulars:
     dimple; groove, channel; dimple; dip; incision, scratch, prick, slit, dent; sag, droop; wrinkle, furrow, crease, crinkle, seam, line; crevice, cranny, crack, fissure, chap
  9. depression - angular distance below the horizon (especially of a celestial object)
    --9 is a kind of
    angular position
  10. depression - pushing down; "depression of the space bar on the typewriter"
    --10 is a kind of
    push, pushing
    --10 has particulars: click, mouse click
    Derived form: verb depress4
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