Definition of 'recession'
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I'm convinced that we have seen the lows and are now firmly on our way out of our recession. FLOATING CITY (1994)
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Translations for 'recession'
British English: recession /rɪˈsɛʃən/ NOUN
A recession is a period when the economy of a country is not very successful.
The high price of oil sent many countries into recession.
- American English: recession
- Arabic: ركود
- Brazilian Portuguese: recessão
- Chinese: 衰退
- Croatian: recesija
- Czech: recese hospodářský pokles
- Danish: lavkonjunktur
- Dutch: recessie
- European Spanish: recesión
- Finnish: lamakausi
- French: récession
- German: Rezession
- Greek: ύφεση
- Italian: recessione
- Japanese: 景気後退
- Korean: 불경기
- Norwegian: tilbakegang
- Polish: recesja
- European Portuguese: recessão
- Romanian: recesiune
- Russian: спад
- Spanish: recesión
- Swedish: lågkonjunktur
- Thai: การตกต่ำทางเศรษฐกิจ
- Turkish: durgunluk piyasa
- Ukrainian: спад
- Vietnamese: tình trạng suy thoái
Definition of recession from the Collins English Dictionary
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