Definition of dormancy
: the quality or state of being dormant
Examples of dormancy in a Sentence
some volcanoes have eruptive cycles marked by long stretches of dormancy
a fighting force that could be roused instantly from dormancy to action
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The reader witnesses firsthand the growth and dormancy of AI several times over, paralleling the staccato advances in computer technology.
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