1. [ 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
Related terms: stagnation financial_condition
2. [ noun ] the act of ceding back
Synonyms: ceding_back
Related terms: cession recede
3. [ noun ] a small concavity
Synonyms: corner niche recess
Related terms: concavity pharyngeal_recess corner
4. [ 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
5. [ noun ] a act of becoming more distant
Synonyms: receding
Related terms: withdrawal fall_back recede
Similar spelling:   recessional