depression → uncountable
Meaning: a feeling of great sadness that can require medical treatment to cure
Example sentence: John's depression became much worse after his wife left him.
depression → countable
Meaning: a period of little economic activity when many people lose their jobs
Example sentence: There are many theories in economics about what causes depressions.
Note: A second countable meaning of "depression" is to do with the weather. In this context, a depression is a large mass of air at low pressure that can cause cold weather and rain.
In which sentence is the word "depression" countable?
Contributor: Matt Errey