cede＝to go（去），to yield（让步） 变化型 ceed，cess
1 [C] temporary decline in economic activity or prosperity （经济）衰退; 不景气
*an industrial, a trade, etc recession 工业、贸易等的衰退. Cf 参看 slump n 1.
2 [U] movement back from a previous position; withdrawal 後退; 撤退; 撤回
*the gradual recession of flood waters 洪水的逐渐消退.
n [U and C]
a difficult time when there is less trade, business activity etc in a country than usual
the economic recession of the early 1980s
There is deep recession in the UK.
into/out of recession
attempts to pull the country out of recession
1. Being laid off from work, job loss and recession (衰退) have always affected Walter Cronkite's tone of voice and the editor's page. 下岗、失业和经济不景气一直影响着沃尔特·克朗凯特的情绪和报纸的社论版。
2. But its economy is stuck in recession and it barely has the money to even scratch the surface of the problem. 但是由于其经济陷于低迷，几乎没有资金来着手解决最基本的问题。