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Webster 1913 Edition


Recession

Re-ces′sion

(rē̍-sĕsh′ŭn)
,
Noun.
[L.
recessio
, fr.
recedere
,
recessum
. See
Recede
.]
1.
The act of receding or withdrawing, as from a place, a claim, or a demand.
South.
Mercy may rejoice upon the
recessions
of justice.
Jer. Taylor.

Re-ces′sion

,
Noun.
[Pref.
re-
+
cession
.]
The act of ceding back; restoration; repeated cession;
as, the
recession
of conquered territory to its former sovereign
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Recession

RECES'SION

,
Noun.
[L. recessio.]
1.
The act of withdrawing, retiring or retreating.
2.
The act of receding from a claim, or of relaxing a demand.
3.
A cession or granting back; as the recession of conquered territory to its former sovereign.

Definition 2022


recession

recession

See also: récession

English

Noun

recession (plural recessions)

  1. The act or an instance of receding or withdrawing.
    • Jeremy Taylor
      Mercy may rejoice upon the recessions of justice.
  2. A period of reduced economic activity
    Statisticians often define a recession as negative real GDP growth during two consecutive quarters.
  3. The ceremonial filing out of clergy and/or choir at the end of a church service.

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Antonyms

  • (period of reduced economic activity): boom

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