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recession

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1 a period of decreased economic activity
  • the country is just coming out of a recession, so expect to see fewer layoffs and more new jobs in the coming year

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2 an act of moving away especially from something difficult, dangerous, or disagreeable
  • a retiring CEO making a gradual recession from the daily rigors of running a major corporation

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The first known use of recession was circa 1652

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“Recession.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/recession. Accessed 27 January 2020.

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