recession

Part of speech: noun

The act of receding; withdrawal.

Part of speech: noun

The act of ceding again; a giving back; retrocession.

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Usage examples "recession":

  1. It signified that all hope of agreement, all possibility of reconciliation upon one side or of recession upon the other, were absolutely over. - "Benjamin Franklin", John Torrey Morse, Jr..
  2. At home, we began the year in the valley of recession- we completed it on the high road of recovery and growth. - "Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present", Various.
  3. At home I am encouraged by the Nation's recovery from the recession and our steady return to sound economic growth. - "Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present", Various.