dormancy


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dor·mant

 (dôr′mənt)
adj.
1. Not awake; asleep: "[He] lay dormant on the scruffy couch, his mouth open, reading glasses slumped on his swollen nostrils" (Steven Heighton).
2. Present but not active or manifest though capable of becoming so: "a harrowing experience which ... lay dormant but still menacing" (Charles Jackson). See Synonyms at inactive.
3. Temporarily inactive: a dormant volcano.
4. Being in a condition of biological rest or inactivity characterized by cessation of growth or development and the suspension of many metabolic processes: a dormant bud; a dormant bacterium.

[Middle English, from Old French, from present participle of dormir, to sleep, from Latin dormīre.]

dor′man·cy n.

dor•man•cy

(ˈdɔr mən si)

n.
the condition of being dormant.
[1780–90]

dormancy

the state of being dormant or inert.
See also: Sleep

dormancy

A period of no growth when deciduous hardy plants loose their leaves and herbaceous plants die back to a crown beneath the ground.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dormancy - a state of quiet (but possibly temporary) inactiondormancy - a state of quiet (but possibly temporary) inaction; "the volcano erupted after centuries of dormancy"
inaction, inactiveness, inactivity - the state of being inactive
hibernation - cessation from or slowing of activity during the winter; especially slowing of metabolism in some animals
aestivation, estivation - (zoology) cessation or slowing of activity during the summer; especially slowing of metabolism in some animals during a hot or dry period
slumber - a dormant or quiescent state
2.dormancy - quiet and inactive restfulness
repose, rest, ease, relaxation - freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility); "took his repose by the swimming pool"
vegetation - inactivity that is passive and monotonous, comparable to the inactivity of plant life; "their holiday was spent in sleep and vegetation"

dormancy

noun
The condition of being temporarily inactive:
Translations
dormance

dormancy

[ˈdɔːmənsɪ] N [of volcano] → inactividad f; [of virus] → estado m latente; [of plant] → reposo m (vegetativo)

dormancy

[ˈdɔːrmənsi] n [plant] → dormance f

dormancy

n (form: = inactivity) (of volcano)Untätigkeit f; (of plant)Ruhe f; (of virus)Inaktivität f

dormancy

n. sueño pesado, estupor, letargo.
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Dormancy is a period of inactivity, either in winter or summer.
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has approved the no-frills basic deposit account with no maintaining and dormancy fees, and banks that will offer it will have zero reserves as an incentive.
MULTAN -- Agriculture experts have advised farmers to kill pink bollworm while they pass through dormancy period in winter season to avert chances of their attack on the cotton crop next season.
Therefore, the goal of this project is to investigate the chemical and physical interactions between bone and cancer cells, both during dormancy and mechanical stimulation, to provide new insight into bone metastatic lesions and explore novel therapeutic targets to prevent cancer metastasis.
Dormancy causes unevenness among the nursery-produced seedlings, and longer time of exposition to adverse conditions, like the action of pests and deterioration.
However, pecan seeds hold substances that inhibit the germination promoting dormancy (EACHERN, 2010), and stimulating factors that are antagonists to a fast and uniform germination.
In a statement Wednesday, the BSP said a monthly dormancy fee of not more than P30 can be imposed only under three conditions: no deposit nor withdrawal from the account during a five-year period; the deposit is below the minimum monthly average daily balance; and the depository bank or non-stock savings and loans association (NSSLA) had complied with the notification requirements.
MULTAN -- Agriculture experts have advised farmers to save mango from frost to support plants pass through the dormancy period properly and avoid vegetative growth upon reaching flower stage.
This objective was based on the abovementioned factors, the need to overcome seed dormancy of Brachiaria, the benefits of priming on the quality of the seed lot and the limited number of studies on the effects of these practices on Brachiaria seeds.
But generally germination rates of weedy species like black henbane and white henbane are very low (15 days under laboratory and greenhouse conditions [2] due to seed dormancy [7].
Our model depicts dormancy, a requirement for relatively high temperatures and specific light/darkness regimes are the key factors affecting seed persistence in alpine environment.