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Dormancy   Listen
noun
Dormancy  n.  
1.
The state of being dormant; quiescence; abeyance. "It is by lying dormant a long time, or being... very rarely exercised, that arbitrary power steals upon a people."
2.
(Her.) In a sleeping posture; as, a lion dormant; distinguished from couchant.
Dormant partner (Com.), a partner who takes no share in the active business of a company or partnership, but is entitled to a share of the profits, and subject to a share in losses; called also sleeping partner or silent partner.
Dormant window (Arch.), a dormer window. See Dormer.
Table dormant, a stationary table. (Obs.)






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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Words linked to "Dormancy" :   vegetation, repose, hibernation, inactive, slumber, quiescence, estivation, quiescency, inactiveness, relaxation, sleeping, aestivation, dormant



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