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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 wallWalls and parts of walls
(Definition of recess from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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