Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state or characteristic of being dormant; quiet, inactive restfulness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state of being dormant; quiescence; abeyance.
  • n. The state of being dormant; quiescence; abeyance.
  • n. In a sleeping posture; ; -- distinguished from couchant.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being dormant; quiescence.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a state of quiet (but possibly temporary) inaction
  • n. quiet and inactive restfulness

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Examples

  • They batch hatch every 9 years, breed, and deposit eggs in dormancy, fertilized.

    Ewwww, cont'd (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • In this moment of political realignment, to one voter, dormancy is a healthy pause; to another it's a return to paralysis.

    In Washington, a frost on election day

  • For many years, states cooperated with consumers to pressure retailers to eliminate so-called dormancy fees, amounts subtracted from unused gift cards.

    Governments Grab Unused Gift Cards

  • The company kept things simple in the nomenclature department, but I'm sure if we wait a few months we'll see the usual slurry of GT, GS, and G monikers. public service announcement up regarding Microsoft's Windows Live ID and Gamertag dormancy / cancellation policies.

    GameSpot's News, Screenshots, Movies, Reviews, Previews, Downloads, and Features

  • DALLAS, Sept. 10/PRNewswire/-- As originally signed into law, effective July 1, 2010 and subsequently extended to October 1, 2010, New Jersey's unclaimed property law requires companies holding a variety of unclaimed funds to report and remit the funds to the state after a statutory period of "dormancy" or inactivity.

    Latest News from SYS-CON MEDIA

  • Further, while it is believed that the majority of β-cells are in a state of 'dormancy', it is not clear if and to what extent these quiescent cells can be coaxed to participate in the β-cell regenerative response.

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles

  • Further, while it is believed that majority of β-cells are in a state of 'dormancy', it is unclear if and to what extent the quiescent cells can be coaxed to participate in the β-cell regenerative response.

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles

  • American Express is to slap a £20 annual "dormancy" fee on customers who don't use their Platinum cashback credit cards for a year.

    Personal finance and money news, analysis and comment | guardian.co.uk

  • For example, Connecticut doesn't allow any "dormancy" fees on unused gift cards, even after a year has passed.

    Business and financial news - CNNMoney.com

  • In addition, "dormancy" fees of a few dollars a month can be charged for gift cards that don't get used.

    Business and financial news - CNNMoney.com

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