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recession1

re·ces·sion1

recession1

 
pronunciation:
rih se shn
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a period of reduced or declining economic activity.
As orders declined during the recession, the company was forced to lay off workers.
 
similar words:
bust
definition 2: a receding or going back from a forward position or highest level; withdrawal.
The recession of the flood waters came as a relief.
antonyms:
advance
similar words:
ebb
definition 3: a procession out of or back from the site of a ceremony.
The organist played a joyful piece by Bach during the recession.
Word Parts
The word recession contains the following part:
ced, ces, -ceed, -cede, -cess Latin root that means to go; to go back or yield