hibernation

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From Latin hibernatio.

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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) To put a spacecraft in a state of minimum power consumption

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