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Synonyms for recession
rɪˈsɛʃ ənre·ces·sion

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  1. recessionnoun

    withdrawal, return procession

  2. recessionnoun

    The act or an instance of receding

    withdrawal, return procession

  3. recessionnoun

    A period of reduced economic activity

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

    withdrawal, return procession


  4. recessionnoun

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

    return procession, withdrawal

Princeton's WordNet

  1. recessionnoun

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

    niche, recessional, receding, ceding back, corner, recess

  2. recess, recession, niche, cornernoun

    a small concavity

    nook, recessional, quoin, deferral, respite, corner, receding, recess, ceding back, break, time out, ecological niche, inlet, street corner, niche, box, turning point

  3. recession, recessionalnoun

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

    niche, recessional, receding, ceding back, corner, recess

  4. recession, ceding backnoun

    the act of ceding back

    niche, recessional, receding, ceding back, corner, recess

  5. receding, recessionnoun

    the act of becoming more distant

    recess, corner, ceding back, niche, recessional, receding, fadeout

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  1. Scott Schermerhorn:

    There is unbridled fear that China is slipping into a recession and will take the rest of the world with it, i don't think it is true but investors are operating in pure fear-driven mode.

  2. Kelly Bogdanov:

    As long as we can avoid a recession, this correction will probably work itself out, and we'll have the opportunity to bounce back.

  3. John Williams:

    I'm not as worried about a recession as some of my colleagues in the private sector, i still see the probability of a recession this year or next year as being not elevated relative to any year.

  4. Mark Zandi:

    Brick-and-mortar retailers are already in recession, they've been laying off workers coming up on three years. And this is a time when consumers are out spending aggressively. If the broader economy is in recession, there is going to be blood in the streets.

  5. Rodrigo Catril:

    The decision by these APAC central banks to 'go hard and early' has provided further fuel to concerns of a global recession, this also means that the Fed will need to come to the rescue.

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