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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
: stability
fairly long periods of stillstandC. A. Cotton
: 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


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intransitive verb

: 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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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