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- n. The state of being quiescent; dormancy.
- n. Being at rest, quiet, still, inactive or motionless.
- n. The action of bringing something to rest or making it quiescent; the action of coming to rest or to a quiescent state.
- n. When a cell is in a term of no growth and no division.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The state or quality of being quiescent.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or quality of being quiescent or inactive; rest; repose; inactivity; the state of a thing without motion or agitation: as, the quiescence of a volcano.
- n. In philology, silence; the condition of not being heard in pronunciation: as, the quiescence of a letter.
- n. In biology, quietude or inactivity; a state of animal life approaching torpidity, but in which the animal is capable of some motion, and may receive food: it is observed among insects during either hibernation or pupation, and in many other animals both higher and lower in the scale than these.
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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