• IPA: /ˈkɹaɪsɪs/

crisis (plural crises)

  1. A crucial or decisive point or situation; a turning point.
  2. An unstable situation, in political, social, economic or military affairs, especially one involving an impending abrupt change.
  3. A sudden change in the course of a disease, usually at which point the patient is expected to either recover or die.
  4. (psychology) A traumatic or stressful change in a person's life.
  5. (drama) A point in a drama at which a conflict reaches a peak before being resolved.
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  • German: Krise
  • Portuguese: crise dramática, crise
  • Russian: кри́зис

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