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Crisis - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Crisis' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Crisis [ n.]
- The point of time when it is to be decided whether any affair or course of action must go on, or be modified or terminate; the decisive moment; the turning point.
- That change in a disease which indicates whether the result is to be recovery or death; sometimes, also, a striking change of symptoms attended by an outward manifestation, as by an eruption or sweat.

Meaning of 'Crisis' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . crisis [ n]
Meaning (1):
- a crucial stage or turning point in the course of something
Example in sentence:
  • after the crisis the patient either dies or gets better
Meaning (2):
- an unstable situation of extreme danger or difficulty
Example in sentence:
  • they went bankrupt during the economic crisis