circumstances of peaceful (but perhaps temporary) inaction
- peaceful and sedentary restfulness
- their state or quality of becoming quiescent
- Alt. of Quiescency
Inactivity, quietness. In cells, quiescence is the state of maybe not dividing. In neurons (neurological cells), quiescence could be the condition of maybe not firing.
1630s, from Latin quiescentia, from quiescere (see quiescent).
(n.) Alt. of Quiescency
After its long quiescence under the Arsacids native art underwent a general renaissance, which, though not aspiring to the Achaemenian creations, was still of no small importance.