crisis

  • 1 crisis — cri‧sis [ˈkraɪss] noun crises PLURALFORM [ siːz] [countable, uncountable] 1. a period of great difficulty, danger, or uncertainty, especially in politics or economics: • Opposition leaders accused the president of ignoring the country s growing… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 crisis — 1. The word is derived via Latin from a Greek root meaning ‘turning point’, and should strictly refer to a moment rather than a continuing process, so that uses such as a prolonged crisis are strictly speaking self contradictory. However, a word… …

    Modern English usage

  • 3 Crisis — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Para otros usos de este término, véase Crisis (desambiguación). Crisis (del latín crisis, a su vez del griego κρίσις) es una coyuntura de cambios en cualquier aspecto de una realidad organizada pero inestable, sujeta …

    Wikipedia Español

  • 4 crisis — (plural crisis) sustantivo femenino 1. Cambio decisivo y brusco en el desarrollo de un proceso: El paciente ha entrado en una crisis irreversible. Tu hija ha tenido una crisis de crecimiento, de ahí la fiebre. La crisis religiosa del s.XVIda… …

    Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • 5 Crisis — Cri sis (kr? s?s), n.; pl. {Crises} ( s?z). [L. crisis, Gr. ????, fr. ???? to separate. See {Certain}.] 1. The point of time when it is to be decided whether any affair or course of action must go on, or be modified or terminate; the decisive… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 crisis — f. med. Cambio rápido que se produce en el curso de una enfermedad cíclica y que suele anunciar la curación o el empeoramiento del estado del paciente. Medical Dictionary. 2011. crisis …

    Diccionario médico

  • 7 crisis — (Del lat. crisis, y este del gr. κρίσις). 1. f. Cambio brusco en el curso de una enfermedad, ya sea para mejorarse, ya para agravarse el paciente. 2. Mutación importante en el desarrollo de otros procesos, ya de orden físico, ya históricos o… …

    Diccionario de la lengua española

  • 8 crisis — (n.) early 15c., from Latinized form of Gk. krisis turning point in a disease (used as such by Hippocrates and Galen), lit. judgment, result of a trial, selection, from krinein to separate, decide, judge, from PIE root *krei to sieve,… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 crisis — [krī′sis] n. pl. crises [krī′sēz΄] [L < Gr krisis < krinein, to separate, discern < IE * (s)krei , to sift, separate < base * (s)ker , to cut > SHEAR, L cernere, to separate, Ger rein, pure] 1. a) the turning point of a disease for …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 crisis — index crossroad (turning point), danger, emergency, exigency, jeopardy, peril, plight, predicament, pressure …

    Law dictionary

  • 11 Crisis — vgl. Krise …

    Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • 12 crisis — exigency, emergency, pinch, *juncture, pass, contingency, strait …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 13 crisis — [n] critical situation big trouble*, catastrophe, change, climacteric, climax, confrontation, contingency, corner, crossroad, crunch*, crux, culmination, deadlock, dilemma, dire straits*, disaster, embarrassment, emergency, entanglement, exigency …

    New thesaurus

  • 14 crisis — ► NOUN (pl. crises) 1) a time of intense difficulty or danger. 2) the turning point of a disease, when it becomes clear whether the patient will recover or not. ORIGIN Greek krisis decision , from krinein decide …

    English terms dictionary

  • 15 Crisis — For other uses, see Crisis (disambiguation). A crisis (plural: crises ; adjectival form: critical ) (from the Greek κρίσις, krisis) is any event that is, or expected to lead to, an unstable and dangerous situation affecting an individual, group,… …

    Wikipedia

  • 16 crisis — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ acute, grave, major, serious, severe, terrible, worst ▪ the worst economic crisis for fifty years ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 17 crisis — cri|sis W2S2 [ˈkraısıs] n plural crises [ si:z] [U and C] [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: Greek krisis decision , from krinein; CRITERION] 1.) a situation in which there are a lot of problems that must be dealt with quickly so that the… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 crisis — (Del lat. crisis < gr. krisis, decisión < krino, separo, decido.) ► sustantivo femenino 1 Cambio considerable, para mejorar o para empeorar, en el curso de una enfermedad, o en el desarrollo de otros procesos: ■ crisis del noveno día en las …

    Enciclopedia Universal

  • 19 crisis — n. 1) to cause, precipitate, provoke, stir up a crisis 2) to aggravate a crisis 3) to avert, forestall a crisis 4) to defuse, overcome, settle a crisis; to ride out a crisis 5) an acute, grave, serious; impending; mounting crisis 6) a cabinet;… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 20 crisis — 01. The Asian financial [crisis] has had serious effects on the economy of British Columbia. 02. My father is having a mid life [crisis], and is acting like a teenager. It s so embarrassing. 03. The country is in an economic [crisis], and their… …

    Grammatical examples in English