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Dictionary definition for: Recess

1. (n) a state of abeyance or suspended business

2. (v) put into a recess; "recess lights"

3. (n) a small concavity

4. (v) make a recess in; "recess the piece of wood"

5. (n) an arm off of a larger body of water (often between rocky headlands)

6. (v) close at the end of a session; "The court adjourned"

7. (n) an enclosure that is set back or indented

8. (n) a pause from doing something (as work) "we took a 10-minute break" "he took time out to recuperate"

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