noun, plural sta·ses [stey-seez, stas-eez] /ˈsteɪ siz, ˈstæs iz/.
Examples from the Web for 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.
This picture might well exemplify the dislocation between old and new in the movement of the dress and the stasis of the dancer.
What was left behind in Afghanistan was a sense of stasis—a sporadic mishmash of combat and nation building.
A tendency to stasis begins to appear, accompanied at the same time by a considerable reduction in the supply of arterial blood.
They found a couple of civilizations in stasis and another that was about to go that way.Millennium|Everett B. Cole
Having thus distracted it from the presence of death, he sank back gratefully into a stasis of no-thought.The Short Life|Francis Donovan
Joyce says something of the sort very differently, he is full of technical scholastic terms: "stasis, kinesis," etc.Instigations|Ezra Pound
The completeness of the stasis field leaves no impression on the body or mind.Sense of Obligation|Henry Maxwell Dempsey (AKA Harry Harrison)
British Dictionary definitions for stasis
Word Origin for stasis
Word Origin and History 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).