Angle of depression
Depression De*pres"sion, n. [L. depressio: cf. F. d['e]pression.] 1. The act of depressing. [1913 Webster]

2. The state of being depressed; a sinking. [1913 Webster]

3. A falling in of the surface; a sinking below its true place; a cavity or hollow; as, roughness consists in little protuberances and depressions. [1913 Webster]

4. Humiliation; abasement, as of pride. [1913 Webster]

5. Dejection; despondency; lowness. [1913 Webster]

In a great depression of spirit. --Baker. [1913 Webster]

6. Diminution, as of trade, etc.; inactivity; dullness. [1913 Webster]

7. (Astron.) The angular distance of a celestial object below the horizon. [1913 Webster]

8. (Math.) The operation of reducing to a lower degree; -- said of equations. [1913 Webster]

9. (Surg.) A method of operating for cataract; couching. See {Couch}, v. t., 8. [1913 Webster]

{Angle of depression} (Geod.), one which a descending line makes with a horizontal plane.

{Depression of the dewpoint} (Meteor.), the number of degrees that the dew-point is lower than the actual temperature of the atmosphere.

{Depression of the pole}, its apparent sinking, as the spectator goes toward the equator.

{Depression of the visible horizon}. (Astron.) Same as {Dip of the horizon}, under {Dip}.

Syn: Abasement; reduction; sinking; fall; humiliation; dejection; melancholy. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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