- the state of equilibrium or inactivity caused by opposing equal forces.
- Pathology. stagnation in the flow of any of the fluids of the body, as of the blood in an inflamed area or the intestinal contents proximal to an obstruction.
Origin of stasis
Related Words for stasiscorrespondence, tension, evenness, symmetry, parity, hang, antithesis, equivalence, proportion, harmony, counterbalance, equity, equipoise, counterpoise, equilibrium, even-steven
Examples from the Web for stasis
Contemporary Examples of stasis
As to the meat of these reports, what they show over the past six months is that we have entered a realm of stasis.Unemployment Report: Why Job Growth Is Stalling
July 6, 2012
This picture might well exemplify the dislocation between old and new in the movement of the dress and the stasis of the dancer.Dreaming of Paris
January 28, 2010
What was left behind in Afghanistan was a sense of stasis—a sporadic mishmash of combat and nation building.Renewed Purpose in Afghanistan
December 10, 2009
Historical Examples of stasis
There is episteme, which is connected with stasis, as mneme is with meno.Cratylus
He's just in stasis—in a state of totally suspended animation.Pagan Passions
Gordon Randall Garrett
They found a couple of civilizations in stasis and another that was about to go that way.Millennium
Everett B. Cole
A mineral saturation that had held time and change in stasis.The Eternal Wall
Raymond Zinke Gallun
Except for a stasis of very long duration, there is no sensation of time.Planet of the Damned
- pathol a stagnation in the normal flow of bodily fluids, such as the blood or urine
- literature a state or condition in which there is no action or progress; static situationdramatic stasis
Word Origin for stasis
1745, from Medical Latin, from Greek stasis "a standing still," related to statos "placed," verbal adjective of histemi "cause to stand," from PIE root *sta- "to stand" (see stet).
- Stoppage of the normal flow of a body substance, as of blood through an artery or of intestinal contents through the bowels.