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Definition of stasis noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

stasis

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈsteɪsɪs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsteɪsɪs//
 
[uncountable, countable] (pl. stases
BrE BrE//ˈsteɪsiːz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsteɪsiːz//
 
)
(formal)
 
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a situation in which there is no change or development Word Origin mid 18th cent.: modern Latin, from Greek, literally ‘standing, stoppage’, from sta- base of histanai ‘to stand’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: stasis