• WordNet 3.6
    • n recession the act of becoming more distant
    • n recession the act of ceding back
    • n recession the withdrawal of the clergy and choir from the chancel to the vestry at the end of a church service
    • n recession a small concavity
    • n recession the state of the economy declines; a widespread decline in the GDP and employment and trade lasting from six months to a year
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Recession (Economics) A period during which economic activity, as measured by gross domestic product, declines for at least two quarters in a row in a specific country. If the decline is severe and long, such as greater than ten percent, it may be termed a depression.
    • Recession A procession in which people leave a ceremony, such as at a religious service.
    • n Recession The act of ceding back; restoration; repeated cession; as, the recession of conquered territory to its former sovereign.
    • Recession The act of receding or withdrawing, as from a place, a claim, or a demand. "Mercy may rejoice upon the recessions of justice."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n recession The act of receding or going back; withdrawal; retirement, as from a position reached or from a demand made.
    • n recession The state of being put back; a position relatively withdrawn.
    • n recession A cession or granting back; retrocession: as, the recession of conquered territory to its former sovereign.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Recession rē-sesh′un act of receding: withdrawal: the state of being set back
    • n Recession rē-sesh′un a ceding or giving back.
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  • Harry S Truman
    “It's a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it's a depression when you lose your own.”
  • Thomas A. Bennett
    Thomas A. Bennett
    “No mind, however loving, could bear to see plainly into all the recess of another mind.”
  • Ronald Reagan
    “Recession is when a neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. recessio, fr. recedere, recessum,. See Recede


In literature:

Irving visited Barclay at his house during the noon recess, borrowed his revolver, and received the last simple instructions.
"The Jester of St. Timothy's" by Arthur Stanwood Pier
At recess, Gladys Mann snuggled up to her.
"By the Light of the Soul" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
All the toilet arrangements were perfect, and each room had a recess in which was a large enamelled bath.
"Bella Donna" by Robert Hichens
After a recess of an hour at midday, the business laid out in the "warrant" was resumed.
"Direct Legislation by the Citizenship through the Initiative and Referendum" by James W. Sullivan
A recess was thereupon taken.
"International Conference Held at Washington for the Purpose of Fixing a Prime Meridian and a Universal Day. October, 1884." by Various
They were to forfeit their recess, library and all other privileges until the end of the term.
"Grace Harlowe's Junior Year at High School" by Jessie Graham Flower
At recess the teacher went up to Jerome, and spoke to him almost timidly.
"Jerome, A Poor Man" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
She had come out to recess without her hood to show it.
"Comfort Pease and her Gold Ring" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Or shall I put them in the cloak room for you till recess?
"Sunny Boy and His Playmates" by Ramy Allison White
Their cabins were scattered through the valleys, or on the sides of the hills, or in the recesses of the canyons, miles apart.
"Emerson's Wife and Other Western Stories" by Florence Finch Kelly

In poetry:

For we can still love the world, who find
A famished kitten on the step, and know
Recesses for it from the fury of the street,
Or warm torn elbow coverts.
"Chaplinesque" by Harold Hart Crane
Alone this cottage shelters me and you:
The wood is an unpeopled wilderness
And ways and footpaths wear, as in the song.
Weeds almost overgrowing each recess;
"Autumn" by Boris Pasternak
The silence of the place was like a sleep,
So full of rest it seemed; each passing tread
Was a reverberation from the deep
Recesses of the ages that are dead.
"Monte Cassino. Terra Di Lavoro. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Fourth)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
'Tis thou informest the fond lover's breast
Of ev'ry sigh his absent Laura heaves,
Of ev'ry tear its bright recess that leaves,
Bidding prophetic sorrow haunt his rest.
"To Sympathy" by Charlotte Dacre
Ne'er does the trump of war disturb this grove;
Throughout its deep recess the warbling bird
Discourses sweetly of its happy lore,
Or distant sounds of rural joy are heard.
"Lines Written In A Hermitage" by Sir John Carr
Madam, your spouse bereft of wife and son,
In the grove's dark recesses pours his moan;
Each branch, wide-spreading to the ambient sky,
Forgets its verdure, and submits to die.
"To a Lady on Her Coming to North-America" by Phillis Wheatley

In news:

It has been a few years since any significant economic development has surfaced in recession-battered Fayetteville.
"The president shall have power to fill up all vacancies that may happen during the recess of the Senate".
From More than $100 billion in federal economic stimulus will help public schools and colleges survive the recession over the next two years, and for districts in dire straits, that money is a lifeline.
Due mostly to the recent economic recession, the demand for services has never been higher.
Congress might be on recess and business slow, but this month always has its disproportionate share of world-historical events.
I keep wondering if consumers will learn their lesson from this recession - to rely less on credit cards and more on the cash they have.
Most say country still in recession, needs to change course .
Crucial time for council member Cheh as summer recess ends.
Council member Mary M. Cheh (D-Ward 3) was a guest on WAMU-FM's Politics Hour today, shortly after returning from her summer recess jaunt to Mexico City.
D-Tools tries riding out the recession with low-cost, high-quality CRM.
Americans start to put recession behind them.
The Senate voted against ending debate on a controversial cybersecurity bill 52 to 46, mostly along party lines, Thursday leaving little hope for the White House backed plan to move forward before the August recess.
Many things contributed to the Great Recession of 2007-2010.
8 Congress returns from summer recess.
Daimler Trucks North America has announced it will hire 1,100 workers to build long-distance trucks at its NC Freightliner plant as it bulks up after the recession.

In science:

Cν (E ) to the Newton polytope at the point ν (E ) is equal to the recession cone of the component E .
Amoebas of complex hypersurfaces in statistical thermodynamics
In other words, for each vertex β ∈ NQ there is a component Eβ with recession cone Cβ ([1, 14]).
Amoebas of complex hypersurfaces in statistical thermodynamics
The dual cone Cν to N at the vertex ν coincides with the recession cone for Eν .
Amoebas of complex hypersurfaces in statistical thermodynamics
C ∨ (N ), where C ∨ (N ) is the dual cone of the recession cone C (N ) of N , together with the multidimensional Abel lemma , which says that the cone −C ∨ (N ) lies in the recession cone of the domain G .
Amoebas of complex hypersurfaces in statistical thermodynamics
In addition, having spent two years in Harvard and at the MIT, he was aware of cosmological observations and related the expansion of space predicted by the theory of general relativity to the recession motion of galaxies observed by Slipher, Hubble and Str¨omberg.
Models of universe with a polytropic equation of state: I. The early universe