crisis (plural crises)
- A crucial or decisive point or situation; a turning point.
- An unstable situation, in political, social, economic or military affairs, especially one involving an impending abrupt change.
- A sudden change in the course of a disease, usually at which the patient is expected to recover or die.
- (psychology) A traumatic or stressful change in a person's life.
- (drama) A point in a drama at which a conflict reaches a peak before being resolved.
Terms derived from crisis
crucial or decisive point or situation; a turning point
sudden change in the course of a disease
traumatic or stressful change in a person's life
point in a drama at which a conflict reaches a peak before being resolved
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- crisis in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- crisis in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- (Balearic) IPA(key): /ˈkɾi.zis/
- (Central) IPA(key): /ˈkɾi.zis/
- (Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈkɾi.zis/
- Rhymes: -izis
- plural of
crisis f (oblique plural crisis, nominative singular crisis, nominative plural crisis)
crisis f (plural crisis)