hibernation

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Etymology

From Latin hibernatio.

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  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

Noun

hibernation (countable and uncountable, plural hibernations)

  1. (biology) A state of inactivity and metabolic depression in animals during winter.
  2. (computing) A standby state which conserves power without losing the contents of memory.
  3. (space science) A state of minimum power consumption

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Noun

hibernation f (plural hibernations)

  1. hibernation (all senses)