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RECESSION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does recession mean? 

RECESSION (noun)
  The noun RECESSION has 5 senses:

1. the state of the economy declines; a widespread decline in the GDP and employment and trade lasting from six months to a year
2. a small concavity
3. the withdrawal of the clergy and choir from the chancel to the vestry at the end of a church service
4. the act of ceding back
5. the act of becoming more distant

  Familiarity information: RECESSION used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


RECESSION (noun)


Sense 1recession [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The state of the economy declines; a widespread decline in the GDP and employment and trade lasting from six months to a year

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Hypernyms ("recession" is a kind of...):

economic condition; financial condition (the condition of finances)


Sense 2recession [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A small concavity

Classified under:

Nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes

Synonyms:

niche; recess; recession; corner

Hypernyms ("recession" is a kind of...):

concave shape; concavity; incurvation; incurvature (a shape that curves or bends inward)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "recession"):

pharyngeal recess (a small recess in the wall of the pharynx)


Sense 3recession [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The withdrawal of the clergy and choir from the chancel to the vestry at the end of a church service

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

recessional; recession

Hypernyms ("recession" is a kind of...):

procession (the group action of a collection of people or animals or vehicles moving ahead in more or less regular formation)


Sense 4recession [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of ceding back

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

ceding back; recession

Hypernyms ("recession" is a kind of...):

ceding; cession (the act of ceding)


Sense 5recession [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of becoming more distant

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

receding; recession

Hypernyms ("recession" is a kind of...):

withdrawal (the act of withdrawing)


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