American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A condition of balance among various forces; motionlessness: "Language is a primary element of culture, and stasis in the arts is tantamount to death” ( Charles Marsh).
- n. Pathology Stoppage of the normal flow of a body substance, as of blood through an artery or of intestinal contents through the bowels.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In pathology, a stopping of the blood in some part of the circulation, as in a part of an inflamed area.
- n. Pl. staseis or stases. In the Gr. Ch., one of the sections (regularly three) of a cathisma, or portion of the psalter. At the end of each stasis Gloria Patri and Alleluia are said. The name probably comes from the pause (
στάσ, σ1ις) in the psalmody so made. A stasis usually contains two or three psalms. See cathisma.
- n. In pathology: Same as stagnation.
- n. pathology A slackening or arrest of the blood current, due not to a lessening of the heart’s beat, but to some abnormal resistance of the capillary walls.
- n. Inactivity; a freezing, or state of motionlessness.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Physiol.) A slackening or arrest of the blood current in the vessels, due not to a lessening of the heart's beat, but presumably to some abnormal resistance of the capillary walls. It is one of the phenomena observed in the capillaries in inflammation.
- n. an abnormal state in which the normal flow of a liquid (such as blood) is slowed or stopped
- n. inactivity resulting from a static balance between opposing forces
- From New Latin, from Ancient Greek στάσις. (Wiktionary)
- Greek, stationariness; see stā- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The Hub, Jack's home and the place where his brother Gray was being held in stasis is blown away ... just as the Doctor's home world and his relatives are blown away.”
“If it pays off, it could regenerate the franchise which has been in stasis since the end of "Enterprise" a few years ago, and guarantee that Chris Pine, the buff hottie playing Kirk, will be able to do Priceline ads in 2049.”
“Unfortunately for him he does not understand that the economy whether america's or India's or of the whole world for that matter does not exist in stasis, things change, there is a such a thing as technological development.”
“For whatever reason, Gerald was not asleep and unaware in stasis – not completely anyway.”
“That's a problem because Iraq has been mired in stasis for 208 days now.”
“A space ship crashes, the crew in stasis for what should be a long voyage, and the survivors end up on a desolate planet that has days and nights that stretch for months on end.”
“They can pass the hundreds of years travelling between star systems in stasis and experience anything the galaxy has to offer.”
“Half-Life 2 finds Gordon awakening after years in stasis, en route to a mysterious European city known only as City 17.”
“Hey, when you're still in stasis, suspended in inertia, those memories of when you were cool become all the more precious.”
“As for the time that it takes to get there, scientists have revived dormant bacteria that had been in stasis for 5 million years inside of a salt crystal deep within a mine.”
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