recession has definitions from the field of economics
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[ noun ] (economics) the state of the economy declines; a widespread decline in the GDP and employment and trade lasting from six months to a year

Used in print

(St. Louis Post-Dispatch,...)

Despite the recession , Pittsburgh came into town with this imposing list of averages : Smoky_Burgess .455 , Gino_Cimoli .389 , Bill_Virdon .340 , Bob_Clemente and Dick_Groat , each .323 , Dick_Stuart .306 , Don_Hoak .280 and Bob_Skinner .267 .

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[ noun ] the act of ceding back

Synonyms

ceding_back

Related terms

cession recede

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[ noun ] a small concavity

Synonyms

corner niche recess

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[ noun ] the withdrawal of the clergy and choir from the chancel to the vestry at the end of a church service

Synonyms

recessional

Related terms

procession

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[ noun ] a act of becoming more distant

Synonyms

receding

Related terms

withdrawal fall_back recede

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