quiesce

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v quiesce become quiet or quieter "The audience fell silent when the speaker entered"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Quiesce To be silent, as a letter; to have no sound.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • quiesce To become quiet or calm; become silent.
    • quiesce In philology, to become silent, as a letter; come to have no sound.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Quiesce to become quiet: to become silent in pronunciation, as a letter
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. quiescere, akin to quies, rest, quiet. See Quiet (a. & n.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. quiescens, -entis, pr.p. of quiescĕre, to rest.

Usage


In science:

It should be noted that such quiesce nt periods are not due to gaps in the stellar distribution, but are the result of the complex combination of magn fications due to many stars in the lensing galaxy.
Interpreting microlensing signal in QSO 2237+0305: Stars or planets?
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