stillstand

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noun

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: an act or instance of stillstanding
represent minor stillstands locally preserved in the general emergence of the areaW. G. V. Bolchin
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: stability
fairly long periods of stillstandC. A. Cotton
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: an interval in the light cycle of a variable star when its brightness temporarily stops rising or falling and perhaps forms a secondary maximum or hump in the light curve

stillstand

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intransitive verb

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: to remain stationary with respect to sea level or with reference to the center of the earth
used of a continent, island, or other land area

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“Stillstand.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stillstand. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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