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crisis (noun)

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • crisis management — ➔ management * * * crisis management UK US noun [U] ► the actions that are taken to deal with an emergency or difficult situation in an organized way: »The panel s report discusses campus safety, security, and crisis management. »Crisis… …   Financial and business terms

  • crisis theology — noun : neoorthodoxy especially in its pessimistic view of human nature that holds that man and all human institutions are inevitably confounded by their own inner contradictions and that the resultant crisis forces man to despair of his own… …   Useful english dictionary

  • crisis — noun (plural crises) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin, from Greek krisis, literally, decision, from krinein to decide more at certain Date: 15th century 1. a. the turning point for better or worse in an acute disease or fever b …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • crisis-hit — UK US adjective [before noun] ► experiencing or having experienced a dangerous or difficult situation, especially a difficult financial situation: »Inflation is now out of control in the crisis hit country. »News of a possible takeover sent… …   Financial and business terms

  • crisis management — crisis ,management noun uncount a method of working in which a manager only makes decisions when there is a crisis a. methods for dealing with a crisis …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • crisis — noun 1) the situation had reached a crisis Syn: critical point, turning point, crossroads, watershed, head, moment of truth, zero hour, point of no return, Rubicon, doomsday; informal crunch; Medicine climacteric See note at crucial 2) …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • crisis — noun 1) the current economic crisis Syn: emergency, disaster, catastrophe, calamity, meltdown, predicament, plight, dire straits 2) the situation had reached a crisis Syn: critical point, turning point …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary


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