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recession

noun [C, U]
 
 
/rɪˈseʃən/
B2 a time when the economy of a country is not successful: The latest report confirms that the economy is in recession.Economics and the state of the economy
Translations of “recession”
in Spanish recesión…
in French récession…
in German die Rezession…
in Chinese (Traditional) (經濟)衰退期…
in Russian спад, рецессия…
in Turkish ekonomide durgunluk/gerileme…
in Chinese (Simplified) (经济)衰退期…
in Polish recesja…
(Definition of recession from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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