Dormancy

Definition of Dormancy

Dor´man`cy
n.1.The state of being dormant; quiescence; abeyance.
1.The state of being dormant; quiescence; abeyance.
It is by lying dormant a long time, or being . . . very rarely exercised, that arbitrary power steals upon a people.
- Burke.
2.(Her.) In a sleeping posture; as, a lion dormant; - distinguished from couchant.
Dormant partner
(Com.) a partner who takes no share in the active business of a company or partnership, but is entitled to a share of the profits, and subject to a share in losses; - called also sleeping partner or silent partner.
Dormant window
(Arch.) a dormer window. See Dormer.
Table dormant
a stationary table.
- Chaucer.

Related Words

a wise passiveness, abeyance, apathy, catalepsy, catatonia, cold storage, contemplation, contemplative life, deadliness, deathliness, delitescence, do-nothing policy, do-nothingism, do-nothingness, doldrums, entropy, hibernation, idleness, immobility, inaction, inactiveness, inactivity, indifference, indolence, inertia, inertness, intermission, interruption, laissez-aller, laissez-faire, laissez-faireism, languor, latency, latent content, latent meaningfulness, latentness, lotus-eating, lull, meditation, motionlessness, neutralism, neutrality, neutralness, noninvolvement, nonparticipation, nonresistance, nonviolence, nonviolent resistance, pacifism, paralysis, passive resistance, passive self-annihilation, passiveness, passivism, passivity, policy, possibility, potentiality, procrastination, quiescence, quiescency, quietism, stagnancy, stagnation, standpattism, stasis, suspense, suspension, torpor, underactivity, vegetation, virtuality, vis inertiae, vita contemplativa, waiting game, watching and waiting
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