• WordNet 3.6
    • n quiescency quiet and inactive restfulness
    • n quiescency a state of quiet (but possibly temporary) inaction "the volcano erupted after centuries of dormancy"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Quiescency The state or quality of being quiescent. "Quiescence , bodily and mental.""Deeds will be done; -- while be boasts his quiescence ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n quiescency Same as quiescence.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Quiescency state of being at rest: rest of mind: silence: torpor
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. quiescentia, fr. quiescens, p. pr.; cf. F. quiestence,. See Quiesce
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. quiescens, -entis, pr.p. of quiescĕre, to rest.


In literature:

It is pure quiescence.
"Certain Personal Matters" by H. G. Wells
After a brief interval of quiescence he starts again.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 159, July 21, 1920" by Various
But the feeling most predominant in the House was one almost of dismay at the man's quiescence.
"Phineas Redux" by Anthony Trollope
And then, it falls into quiescence.
"Fantasia of the Unconscious" by D. H. Lawrence
The Shi'ahs consider it wrong to attribute to God movement, quiescence, &c, for these imply the possession of a body.
"The Faith of Islam" by Edward Sell
Quiet is not quiescence.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
When at last Owen roused the girl, who had sobbed herself into quiescence in his arms, the room was nearly dark.
"The Making of a Soul" by Kathlyn Rhodes
They were all silent, for the hour and the slumbering elements induced quiescence.
"The Rover of the Andes" by R.M. Ballantyne
There was a stillness about his person, a quality of resignation and quiescence that was almost statuesque.
"The Secret Witness" by George Gibbs
But he had been useful as a great oil-jar, from whence oil for the quiescence of troubled waters might ever and anon be forthcoming.
"The Bertrams" by Anthony Trollope

In poetry:

More profit surely lies in a holy, pure quiescence,
In a setting forth of cups to catch the heavenly rain,
In a yielding of the being to the ever waiting presence,
In a lifting of the eyes upward, homeward again!
"After The Fashion of An Old Emblem" by George MacDonald

In news:

The first taste of the baked Dungeness crab dip provoked a moment of quiescence.

In science:

Menou (2000a) argued that spiral waves (or shocks) tidally induced by the secondary could be the main physical process responsible for accretion in quiescence.
The disc instability model of dwarf-novae and low-mass X-ray binary transients
In symbiotic binaries the nebular radiation often dominates the optical continuum during quiescence (cf.
The role of ionization in symbiotic binaries
The maximum is followed by a gradual decrease to quiescence conditions within several months or years.
The role of ionization in symbiotic binaries
Bottom: The SED during the active phase (left) and quiescence (right).
The role of ionization in symbiotic binaries
Bottom: The SED during the 1981 active phase (left) and quiescence (right) of the symbiotic binary AG Dra.
The role of ionization in symbiotic binaries