Depression

Business / Taxes / Depression: A depression is a severe and prolonged downturn in the economy. Prices fall, reducing purchasing power. There tends to be high unemployment, lower productivity, shrinking wages, and general economic pessimism. Since the Great Depression following the stock market crash of 1929, the governments and central banks of industrialized countries have carefully monitored their economies. They adjust their economic policies to try to prevent another financial crisis of this magnitude.

Other Words for Depression

Depression Verb Synonyms: indentation, dent, dimple, impression, pit, hollow, recess, cavity, concavity, dip
Depression Noun Synonyms: dejection, despair, gloom, downheartedness, sadness, melancholy, discouragement, despondency, gloominess, glumness, the blues, unhappiness, the dumps
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Freezing Point Depression

Science / Chemistry / Freezing Point Depression: The freezing point of a solution is always lower than the freezing point of the pure solvent. The freezing point depression is roughly proportional to the molality of solute particles in the solution. MORE

Wet Bulb Depression

Science / Weather / Wet Bulb Depression: Dependent on the temperature and the humidity of the air, it is the difference between the dry bulb and the wet bulb readings. MORE

Cone Of Depression

Science / Geology / Cone Of Depression: A cone-shaped lowering of the water table around a producing well. MORE

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