Meaning of “recede” in the English Dictionary

"recede" in American English

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recedeverb [ I ]

us /rɪˈsid/

to move further away into the distance, or to become less clear:

McLaughlin expects to go home again when the flood waters recede.

If a man has a receding hairline, he is losing the hair from the front of his head.

(Definition of “recede” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"recede" in Business English

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recedeverb [ I ]

uk /rɪˈsiːd/ us

to get lower in value, amount, or number:

Opposition to privatisation and foreign investment is receding in response to the shock of recession.
Although oil prices receded somewhat in June, they rose again this week.

(Definition of “recede” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)