Recession

Definition of Recession

Re`ces´sion   Pronunciation: rė`sĕsh´ŭn
n.1.The act of receding or withdrawing, as from a place, a claim, or a demand.
Mercy may rejoice upon the recessions of justice.
- Jer. Taylor.
2.(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.
3.A procession in which people leave a ceremony, such as at a religious service.
1.The act of ceding back; restoration; repeated cession; as, the recession of conquered territory to its former sovereign.

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