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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RECESSION

This caused not only a recession but decided changes in appearance.

How did the rate of recession at those times compare with the present rate?

What Powell calls the "recession of cliffs" comes into play.

This was really on his part a recession from the extreme ground he had taken in the speech.

A recession into the Divine or Imperial—hence, the father of graft.

Authorities differ as to the rate of the recession of the falls.

There are those, who advocate the recession of the District of Columbia.

It is not enough merely to prepare to weather a recession if it comes.

Our recovery from the 1958 recession, moreover, was anemic and incomplete.

But we must remember that fear of a recession can contribute to the fact of a recession.

WORD ORIGIN

1640s, "act of receding, a going back," from French récession "a going backward, a withdrawing," and directly from Latin recessionem (nominative recessio) "a going back," noun of action from past participle stem of recedere (see recede).

Sense of "temporary decline in economic activity," 1929, noun of action from recess (q.v.):

Ayto notes, "There was more than a hint of euphemism in the coining of this term."

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