quiescence


qui·es·cence

noun \kwī-ˈe-sən(t)s, kwē-\

Definition of QUIESCENCE

:  the quality or state of being quiescent

Examples of QUIESCENCE

  1. <the resort community's social scene is lively during the summer but undergoes a deep quiescence during the long winter>
  2. <was struck by the elk's quiescence as it just stood there in the clearing>

First Known Use of QUIESCENCE

circa 1631

qui·es·cence

noun \kwī-ˈes-ən(t)s, kwē-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of QUIESCENCE

: the quality or state of being quiescent

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