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English definition of “recess”

recess

noun (PAUSE)    /rɪˈses/ /ˈriː-/
[C or U] a period of time in the year when the members of a parliament are not meetingTime off work [U] US in school, a period of time between classes when children do not studySchools in general
(Definition of recess noun (PAUSE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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