Complete Definition of "crisis"

English

Etymology

From Ancient Greek κÏίÏÎ¹Ï (krisis) "a separating, power of distinguishing, decision, choice, election, judgment, dispute" < κÏÎ¯Î½Ï (krino) "to pick out, to choose, to decide, to judge".

Noun
en-noun|crises

  1. a crucial or decisive point or situation; a turning point
  2. an unstable situation, in political, social, economic or military affairs, especially one involving an impending abrupt change
  3. a sudden change in the course of a disease, usually at which the patient is expected to recover or die
  4. a traumatic or stressful change in a person's life
  5. a point in a drama at which a conflict reaches a peak before being resolved

Translations

Danish: vendepunkt (1), krise (2,3)
Dutch: crisis f
Esperanto: krizo
Finnish: kriisi
French: crise f
German: Krise f (2,4)
Greek: κÏίÏη (krisi) f
mid
Hebrew: ×ש×ר (mashber) m (2,4)
Italian: crisi f
Japanese: å±æ© (kiki) , ã¯ã©ã¤ã·ã¹ (kuraishisu)
Norwegian: krise
Scottish Gaelic: cruas m, èiginn f, cunnart m, gabhadh m
Spanish: crisis f
Swedish: kris c

Related terms
crisis management
critical
currency crisis
financial crisis
identity crisis
international crisis

Category:English nouns with irregular plurals


Dutch

Noun
nl-noun|g=f|crises|crisisje

  1. crisis
  2. financial crisis

Spanish

Pronunciation
IPA|/'kɾisis/

Noun
es-noun-f|pl=crisis

  1. crisis

Category:Greek derivations

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