Entertainment / Literature / Crisis: (pluralcrises): The turning point of uncertainty and tension resulting from earlier conflict in a plot. At the moment of crisis in a story, it is unclear if the protagonist will succeed or fail in his struggle. The crisis usually leads to or overlaps with the climax of a story, though some critics use the two terms synonymously. See climax, literary, above.

Other Words for Crisis

Crisis Adjective Synonyms: turning-point, critical time or moment
Crisis Noun Synonyms: disaster, emergency, calamity, catastrophe, danger

Crisis Management

Business / Human Resources (HR) / Crisis Management: A broad term that refers to an organizations pre-established activities and guidelines, for preparing and responding to significant catastrophic events or incidents (i.e., fire, earthquake, severe sto MORE

Crisis Planning

Business / Human Resources (HR) / Crisis Planning: A formal written plan establishing specific measures or actions to be taken when responding to catastrophic events or tragedies (i.e., fire, earthquake, severe storms, workplace violence, kidnapping, MORE

Crisis Prevention

Business / Human Resources (HR) / Crisis Prevention: The process of an organization implementing specific plans and procedures designed to circumvent certain disasters or emergencies. MORE