Business / Finance / Recession: A temporary downturn in economic activity, usually indicated by two consecutive quarters of a falling GDP.

Other Words for Recession

Recession Noun Synonyms: set-back, (economic) downturn, slump, decline, dip, depression

Precession Of The Equinoxes

Science / Astrology / Precession Of The Equinoxes: The gradual westward shift (about 50' each year) of the equinoctial points along the ecliptic due to the ecliptic due to the rotational movement of the poles of Earth's axis. This phenomena creates an MORE


Science / Astrology / Precession: The circular motion of Earth's axis around the pole of the ecliptic, caused by the gravitational pull of the Sun and Moon on the bulging part of the equator. One complete revolution takes approximatel MORE

Monetary Policy

Business / Finance / Monetary Policy: Actions taken by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System to influence the money supply or interest rates. MORE


Business / Finance / Disinflation: A refusal to pay. MORE

Sidereal Time

Science / Astrology / Sidereal Time: Time measured in relation to fixed stars, as distinguished from clock time, based upon the Sun's position relative to Earth. Astrological time data is listed in sidereal time units. MORE

Sidereal Day

Science / Astrology / Sidereal Day: Twenty-four sidereal hours equal to 23 hours, 56 minutes and 4 seconds of clock time. MORE