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English definition of “recess”

recess

noun     /rɪˈses/
NOT WORKING [C, U] a time in the day or in the year when a parliament or law court is not working : a parliamentary / congressional recess The court is in recess for thirty minutes .Time off workPauses and interludes
SCHOOL [C, U] US (UK break) a period of free time between classes at school : At recess the boys would fight .Schools in generalPauses and interludes
WALL [C] a part of a wall in a room that is further back than the rest of the wall Walls and parts of walls
(Definition of recess noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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