1 an abnormal state in which the normal flow of a liquid (such as blood) is slowed or stopped
2 inactivity resulting from a static balance between opposing forces
EtymologyModern Latin, from etyl grc στάσις.
- A slackening or arrest of the blood current, due not to a lessening of the heart's beat, but to some abnormal resistance of the capillary walls.
- Inactivity; a freezing, or state of motionlessness.
The term stasis may refer to
- A state of stability, in which all forces are equal and opposing, therefore they cancel out each other.
- Stasis (political history), as defined by Thucydides as a set of symptoms indicating an internal disturbance in both individuals and states
- Stasis (biology), a period of little or no evolutionary change in a species in the punctuated equilibrium model of evolutionary biology
- Stasis (fiction) implies, especially in science-fiction, an artificial pause that stops all physical and chemical processes, including those of life; they resume as if uninterrupted as soon as the stasis is ended.
- Stasis (medicine), a state in which the normal flow of a body liquid stops, for example the flow of blood through vessels or of intestinal contents through the digestive tract
- Stasis (music), is a technique or form used in minimalist music, and also any other style that may use slow musical development
- Stasis (argumentation theory), represents a "stand" or a "mode of proceeding" in a given argument.
- Stasis (The UA Years 1971 – 1975), a compilation album by Hawkwind
- Stasis (liturgy) a division of a Kathisma or other liturgical verses
stasis in German: Stasis
stasis in Indonesian: Statis
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