What does recession mean?

Definitions for recession
rɪˈsɛʃ ənre·ces·sion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. recession(noun)

    the state of the economy declines; a widespread decline in the GDP and employment and trade lasting from six months to a year

  2. recess, recession, niche, corner(noun)

    a small concavity

  3. recession, recessional(noun)

    the withdrawal of the clergy and choir from the chancel to the vestry at the end of a church service

  4. recession, ceding back(noun)

    the act of ceding back

  5. receding, recession(noun)

    the act of becoming more distant

GCIDE

  1. Recession(n.)

    (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.

    Etymology: [L. recessio, fr. recedere, recessum. See Recede.]

  2. Recession(n.)

    A procession in which people leave a ceremony, such as at a religious service.

    Etymology: [L. recessio, fr. recedere, recessum. See Recede.]

Wiktionary

  1. recession(Noun)

    The act or an instance of receding

    Etymology: Recorded since 1929, from recess + -ion, from recessus, from recessum, the past participle of recedere, from re- + cedere

  2. recession(Noun)

    A period of reduced economic activity

    Statisticians often define a recession as negative, real GDP growth during two consecutive quarters.

    Etymology: Recorded since 1929, from recess + -ion, from recessus, from recessum, the past participle of recedere, from re- + cedere

  3. recession(Noun)

    The ceremonial filing out of clergy and/or choir at the end of a church service.

    Etymology: Recorded since 1929, from recess + -ion, from recessus, from recessum, the past participle of recedere, from re- + cedere

Webster Dictionary

  1. Recession(noun)

    the act of receding or withdrawing, as from a place, a claim, or a demand

    Etymology: [Pref. re- + cession.]

  2. Recession(noun)

    the act of ceding back; restoration; repeated cession; as, the recession of conquered territory to its former sovereign

    Etymology: [Pref. re- + cession.]

Freebase

  1. Recession

    In economics, a recession is a business cycle contraction, a general slowdown in economic activity. Macroeconomic indicators such as GDP, employment, investment spending, capacity utilization, household income, business profits, and inflation fall, while bankruptcies and the unemployment rate rise. Recessions generally occur when there is a widespread drop in spending. This may be triggered by various events, such as a financial crisis, an external trade shock, an adverse supply shock or the bursting of an economic bubble. Governments usually respond to recessions by adopting expansionary macroeconomic policies, such as increasing money supply, increasing government spending and decreasing taxation.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Recession

    rē-sesh′un, n. act of receding: withdrawal: the state of being set back.—adjs. Reces′sional; Recess′ive.—adv. Recess′ively.—n. Recess′us, a recess.

  2. Recession

    rē-sesh′un, n. a ceding or giving back.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'recession' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2728

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'recession' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2825

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'recession' in Nouns Frequency: #1139

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How to say recession in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of recession in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of recession in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of recession in a Sentence

  1. Randy Frederick:

    A recession is a fairly high probability. The question is when does it start.

  2. Bryden Teich:

    People might be reading through the technical recession ... and some of that positivity is showing itself in the market today.

  3. Lee Hardman:

    The recent escalation in the trade war between the U.S. and China is a dollar positive story. We are relatively pessimistic and feel we are unlikely to get a trade deal before the end of this year, which should keep the dollar well bid, unless we see a more aggressive Fed rate cut cycle in response to recession fears in the U.S., it is difficult to see in the near-term what will trigger a sustainable reversal of the strong dollar trend that has been in place for the last couple of years.

  4. Arnaud Scarpaci:

    The attack this week on the rouble has been quite violent, and the market is now pricing in a recession in Russia next year.

  5. Bryden Teich:

    This is a massive consumer and business recession... at a time when there's too much corporate and consumer leverage, we will probably see unemployment claims spike to levels we've never seen before... it's going to be a very difficult environment for the banks.

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