American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A crucial or decisive point or situation; a turning point.
- n. An unstable condition, as in political, social, or economic affairs, involving an impending abrupt or decisive change.
- n. A sudden change in the course of a disease or fever, toward either improvement or deterioration.
- n. An emotionally stressful event or traumatic change in a person's life.
- n. A point in a story or drama when a conflict reaches its highest tension and must be resolved.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A vitally important or decisive state of things; the point of culmination; a turning-point; the point at which a change must come, either for the better or the worse, or from one state of things to another: as, a ministerial crisis; a financial crisis; a crisis in a person's mental condition.
- n. In medicine, the change of a disease which indicates the nature of its termination; that change which prognosticates recovery or death. The term is sometimes also used to denote the symptoms accompanying the condition.
- n. A paroxysm of acute localized pain or of functional disturbance of some organ accompanying tabes dorsalis or other degenerative affection of the spinal cord.
- n. A crucial or decisive point or situation; a turning point.
- n. An unstable situation, in political, social, economic or military affairs, especially one involving an impending abrupt change.
- n. A sudden change in the course of a disease, usually at which the patient is expected to recover or die.
- n. psychology A traumatic or stressful change in a person's life.
- n. drama A point in a drama at which a conflict reaches a peak before being resolved.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The point of time when it is to be decided whether any affair or course of action must go on, or be modified or terminate; the decisive moment; the turning point.
- n. (Med.) That change in a disease which indicates whether the result is to be recovery or death; sometimes, also, a striking change of symptoms attended by an outward manifestation, as by an eruption or sweat.
- n. an unstable situation of extreme danger or difficulty
- n. a crucial stage or turning point in the course of something
- From Ancient Greek κρίσις (krisis, "a separating, power of distinguishing, decision, choice, election, judgment, dispute"), from κρίνω (krinō, "pick out, choose, decide, judge") (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Latin, judgment, from Greek krisis, from krīnein, to separate, judge; see krei- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“The mood is that the economic crisis in UK is better than the crisis in Poland.”
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“I think where they lost, if anywhere, was when Brenda Ekwurzel of Union of Concerned Scientists was responding to the question, “…if this is a crisis, what kind of lifestyle change, what kind of economic pain, and how quickly are you proposing…to hedge our bets?” with “ASAP … As soon as possible because’€” … Everything, everything that we can throw at solving this climate crisis’€”well, this climate problem, is important…””
“The term crisis comes from the Greek origin, meaning circle ( "kreis" in German).”
“The single most important line of defense for young people in crisis is a network of visibly supportive adults, in their own community, in school, at home," Byard said.”
“Just as the phrase "crisis of confidence" characterized the U.S. credit freeze after Lehman Brothers went bankrupt in 2008, it has become shorthand for in the debt crisis of Europe, too.”
“The symbol for the word crisis in Chinese is made up of two words: danger and opportunity.”
“When written in Chinese, the word crisis is composed of two characters.”
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