depression

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Depression is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /dɪˈpɹɛʃən/
  • SAMPA: /dI"prES@n/
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Noun[change]

Singular
depression

Plural
depressions

  1. (countable & uncountable) A depression is when a person's feelings are very sad and unhappy.
    Van Gogh suffered from depression for a long time before he killed himself.
  2. (countable) A depression is a low point on a surface.
    There was a small depression in the ground where the rock had been.
  3. (countable & uncountable) A depression is when the economy slows down by a lot.
    The business community is worried that the oil problems could lead to a depression.

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