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quiescence

[ kwee-es-uhns, kwahy- ]
/ kwiˈɛs əns, kwaɪ- /
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Definition of quiescence

noun
quietness or stillness; inactivity or dormancy:After a year of apparent quiescence, the region’s cities have once again erupted into street demonstrations.
Biology, Medicine/Medical. the state of producing no symptoms; remission, as of a disease, tumor, or other disorder:Periodontal disease may be characterized by episodes of activity followed by periods of relative quiescence.
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Rarely qui·es·cen·cy [kwee-es-uhn-see, kwahy-] /kwiˈɛs ən si, kwaɪ-/ .

Origin of quiescence

First recorded in 1620–30; from Late Latin quiescentia “rest,” from Latin quiescent-, stem of quiescēns (see quiescent) + -ia
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