Word of the Week – depression

This week’s word is depression and this has two different meanings:

noun: depression
1.severe, typically prolonged, feelings of despondency and dejection.
“self-doubt creeps in and that swiftly turns to depression”
“she suffered from clinical depression”

2. a long and severe recession in an economy or market.

“the depression in the housing market”

“the country was in the grip of an economic depression”

What is meant by The Great Depression?


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