Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun recession

5 senses of recession

Sense 1
recession -- (the state of the economy declines; a widespread decline in the GDP and employment and trade lasting from six months to a year)
       => economic condition -- (the condition of the economy)

Sense 2
recess, recession, niche, corner -- (a small concavity)
       => concave shape, concavity, incurvation, incurvature -- (a shape that curves or bends inward)

Sense 3
recession, recessional -- (the withdrawal of the clergy and choir from the chancel to the vestry at the end of a church service)
       => procession -- (the group action of a collection of people or animals or vehicles moving ahead in more or less regular formation; "processions were forbidden")

Sense 4
recession, ceding back -- (the act of ceding back)
       => cession, ceding -- (the act of ceding)

Sense 5
receding, recession -- (the act of becoming more distant)
       => withdrawal -- (the act of withdrawing; "the withdrawal of French troops from Vietnam")

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