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Definition of depression:

  1. A falling in of the surface; a sinking below its true place; a cavity or hollow; as, roughness consists in little protuberances and depressions.
  2. A method of operating for cataract; couching. See Couch, v. t., 8.
  3. Dejection; despondency; lowness.
  4. Diminution, as of trade, etc.; inactivity; dullness.
  5. Humiliation; abasement, as of pride.
  6. The act of depressing.
  7. The angular distance of a celestial object below the horizon.
  8. The operation of reducing to a lower degree; - said of equations.
  9. The state of being depressed; a sinking.


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