recession

[[t]rɪse̱ʃ(ə)n[/t]]
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recessions
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A recession is a period when the economy of a country is doing badly, for example because industry is producing less and more people are becoming unemployed.

The recession caused sales to drop off...

We should concentrate on sharply reducing interest rates to pull the economy out of recession...

The oil price increases sent Europe into deep recession.

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  • Recession — Re*ces sion, n. [Pref. re + cession.] The act of ceding back; restoration; repeated cession; as, the recession of conquered territory to its former sovereign. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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