Simple Definition of stasis
: a state or condition in which things do not change, move, or progress
Full Definition of stasis
plural sta·ses play \ˈstā-ˌsēz, ˈsta-\
1 : a slowing or stoppage of the normal flow of a bodily fluid or semifluid: asa : slowing of the current of circulating bloodb : reduced motility of the intestines with retention of feces
2a : a state of static balance or equilibrium : stagnationb : a state or period of stability during which little or no evolutionary change in a lineage occurs
Examples of stasis
The country is in economic stasis.
His art was characterized by bursts of creativity followed by long periods of stasis.
Origin of stasis
New Latin, from Greek, act or condition of standing, stopping, from histasthai to stand — more at stand
First Known Use: 1745
Rhymes with stasis
Definition of -stasis
1 : stoppage : slowing <hemostasis> <bacteriostasis>
2 : stable state <homeostasis>
Origin of -stasis
New Latin, from Greek stasis
Medical Definition of stasis
: a slowing or stoppage of the normal flow of a bodily fluid or semifluid <biliary stasis>: asa: slowing of the current of circulating bloodb: reduced motility of the intestines with retention of feces
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