Part of speech: noun
Origin: Latin, mid 18th century
A period or state of inactivity or equilibrium.
Examples of Stasis in a sentence
"Matilda slipped into a state of stasis after work."
"The American Civil War is a prime example of stasis."
Popularity Over Time
This word comes from medical Latin by way of Greek, meaning “standing, stoppage.”
Did you Know?
You might have seen “stasis” as part of a larger word, like “homeostasis” (the state of steady internal, physical, and chemical conditions maintained by living systems) or “metastasis” (the transfer of cancerous cells to a secondary site in the body).