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Today's Word "stasis"

A state of balance on

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stasis \STAY-sis; STAS-is\ (noun) plural stases \STAY-seez; STAS-eez\: - 1 : A state of balance, equilibrium, or stagnation. 2 : Stoppage of the normal flow of a bodily fluid or semifluid.

"Eons ago there had been a war of galactic extermination, of which naught remained but scattered artifacts preserved for eternity within stasis fields." -- Larry Niven, 'Fleet of Worlds'

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Stasis comes from Greek stasis, "a standing still," from histasthai, "to stand."

 

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