Stasis meaning

stāsĭs, stăsĭs
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Stasis is defined as a state of balance or a lack of motion, or a stoppage of a flow.

An example of stasis is when there are no advancements in science during a period of time.

An example of stasis is the act of stopping the bleeding.

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Slowing; stoppage.

Bacteriostasis.

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A state of equilibrium, balance, or stagnancy.
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Stable state.

Homeostasis.

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Stoppage of the normal flow of a body substance, as of blood through an artery or of intestinal contents through the bowels.
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(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.
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Inactivity; a freezing, or state of motionlessness.

His company was sized for growth, not stasis.

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A condition of balance among various forces; motionlessness.
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Stoppage of the normal flow of a body substance, as of blood through an artery or of intestinal contents through the bowels.
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Origin of stasis

  • From Greek stasis standstill stasis

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Greek stationariness stā- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From New Latin, from Ancient Greek στάσις (stasis).

    From Wiktionary