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Depression vs. Oppression

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Depressionnoun

(psychology) In psychotherapy and psychiatry, a state of mind producing serious, long-term lowering of enjoyment of life or inability to visualize a happy future.

‘I used to suffer from depression, but now I'm mostly content with my life.’;

Oppressionnoun

The exercise of authority or power in a burdensome, cruel, or unjust manner.

Depressionnoun

(geography) An area that is lower in topography than its surroundings.

Oppressionnoun

The act of oppressing, or the state of being oppressed.

‘The oppression of the poor by the aristocracy was one cause of the French Revolution.’;

Depressionnoun

(psychology) In psychotherapy and psychiatry, a period of unhappiness or low morale which lasts longer than several weeks and may include ideation of self-inflicted injury or suicide.

Oppressionnoun

A feeling of being oppressed.

‘Our oppression was lifted by the reappearance of the sun.’;

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Depressionnoun

(meteorology) An area of lowered air pressure that generally brings moist weather, sometimes promoting hurricanes and tornadoes.

Oppressionnoun

The act of oppressing, or state of being oppressed.

Depressionnoun

(economics) A period of major economic contraction.

Oppressionnoun

That which oppresses; a hardship or injustice; cruelty; severity; tyranny.

Depressionnoun

Four consecutive quarters of negative, real GDP growth. See NBER.

‘The Great Depression was the worst financial event in US history.’;

Oppressionnoun

A sense of heaviness or obstruction in the body or mind; depression; dullness; lassitude; as, an oppression of spirits; an oppression of the lungs.

‘There gentle SleepFirst found me, and with soft oppression seizedMy drowsed sense.’;

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Depressionnoun

The act of lowering or pressing something down.

‘Depression of the lever starts the machine.’;

Oppressionnoun

Ravishment; rape.

Depressionnoun

A lowering, in particular a reduction in a particular biological variable or the function of an organ, in contrast to elevation.

Oppressionnoun

the act of subjugating by cruelty;

‘the tyrant's oppression of the people’;

Depressionnoun

The act of depressing.

Oppressionnoun

the state of being kept down by unjust use of force or authority:

‘after years of oppression they finally revolted’;

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Depressionnoun

The state of being depressed; a sinking.

Oppressionnoun

a feeling of being oppressed

Depressionnoun

A falling in of the surface; a sinking below its true place; a cavity or hollow; as, roughness consists in little protuberances and depressions.

Oppression

Oppression is malicious or unjust treatment or exercise of power, often under the guise of governmental authority or cultural opprobrium. Oppression may be overt or covert, depending on how it is practiced.

Depressionnoun

Humiliation; abasement, as of pride.

Depressionnoun

Dejection; despondency; lowness.

‘In a great depression of spirit.’;

Depressionnoun

Diminution, as of trade, etc.; inactivity; dullness.

Depressionnoun

The angular distance of a celestial object below the horizon.

Depressionnoun

The operation of reducing to a lower degree; - said of equations.

Depressionnoun

A method of operating for cataract; couching. See Couch, v. t., 8.

Depressionnoun

a mental state characterized by a pessimistic sense of inadequacy and a despondent lack of activity

Depressionnoun

a long-term economic state characterized by unemployment and low prices and low levels of trade and investment

Depressionnoun

a sunken or depressed geological formation

Depressionnoun

sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy

Depressionnoun

a time period during the 1930s when there was a worldwide economic depression and mass unemployment

Depressionnoun

an air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation;

‘a low moved in over night bringing sleet and snow’;

Depressionnoun

a state of depression and anhedonia so severe as to require clinical intervention

Depressionnoun

a concavity in a surface produced by pressing;

‘he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud’;

Depressionnoun

angular distance below the horizon (especially of a celestial object)

Depressionnoun

pushing down;

‘depression of the space bar on the typewriter’;

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