• IPA: /ɹɪˈsɛʃn̩/


  1. The act or an instance of receding or withdrawing.
    • […] that light may break forth from the deepest enclosures of darkness, and mercy may rejoice upon the recessions of justice, and grace may triumph upon the ruin of sin, and God may be glorified in the miracles of our conversion, and the wonders of our preservation and glories of our being saved.
  2. A period of reduced economic activity
    ''Statisticians often define a recession as negative real GDP growth during two consecutive quarters.
  3. The ceremonial filing out of clergy and/or choir at the end of a church service.
  4. The act of ceding something back.
    • 2011, George L. Spaeth, ‎Helen Danesh-Meyer, ‎Ivan Goldberg, Ophthalmic Surgery: Principles and Practice E-Book (page 467)
      Bilateral medial rectus muscle recession when angle is stable. Controversy exists regarding optimal timing of surgery. If greater than 40 prism diopter esotropia, some recommend bimedial recession with resection of one lateral rectus muscle.
Synonyms Antonyms
  • (period of reduced economic activity) boom

This text is extracted from the Wiktionary and it is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license | Terms and conditions | Privacy policy 0.007
Offline English dictionary