Origin of recession1
- a return of ownership to a former possessor.
Origin of recession2
Examples from the Web for recession
The follow-up story is how those who survived both the competitive onslaught, as well as the recession, have adapted.Best Buy Punches Back at Amazon
December 27, 2014
During the recession net immigration to the U.S. from Mexico fell to zero or less.The Case for More Low-Skill Immigration
Veronique de Rugy
December 7, 2014
A shock or recession could send deficits spiraling much higher.The Battle of the Deficit Bulge Has Been Won
October 6, 2014
The number of children who are poor or near-poor is still higher than it was before the recession.
These numbers are still higher than they were before the recession.
This caused not only a recession but decided changes in appearance.America, Volume IV (of 6)
How did the rate of recession at those times compare with the present rate?The Elements of Geology
William Harmon Norton
What Powell calls the "recession of cliffs" comes into play.The Romance of the Colorado River
Frederick S. Dellenbaugh
This was really on his part a recession from the extreme ground he had taken in the speech.The Brothers' War
John Calvin Reed
A recession into the Divine or Imperial—hence, the father of graft.The Roycroft Dictionary
- a temporary depression in economic activity or prosperity
- the withdrawal of the clergy and choir in procession from the chancel at the conclusion of a church service
- the act of receding
- a part of a building, wall, etc, that recedes
- the act of restoring possession to a former owner
Word Origin and History for recession
1640s, "act of receding, a going back," from French récession "a going backward, a withdrawing," and directly from Latin recessionem (nominative recessio) "a going back," noun of action from past participle stem of recedere (see recede).
Sense of "temporary decline in economic activity," 1929, noun of action from recess (q.v.):
The material prosperity of the United States is too firmly based, in our opinion, for a revival in industrial activity -- even if we have to face an immediate recession of some magnitude -- to be long delayed. ["Economist," Nov. 2, 1929]
Ayto notes, "There was more than a hint of euphemism in the coining of this term."
- The withdrawal or retreating of tissue from its normal position.
A general business slump, less severe than a depression.