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noun     recess pronunciation in American English
/ˈriˌses/    recess pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] a short time between periods of work in an official organization, especially a court or parliament

    He intends to push the nomination toward a vote before next month’s Senate recess.

    in recess:

    Court is in recess until Tuesday.

    1. a.
      American a period between school classes when students can eat, rest, or play. The British word is break.
  2. 2
    [countable] a space in a room where part of a wall is farther back than the rest of it


a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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