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  • noun
    A small space created by building part of a wall further back from the rest. (a table set into a recess)
    A period of time when the proceedings of a parliament, committee, court of law, or other official body are temporarily suspended. (talks resumed after a month's recess)
    Attach (a fixture) by setting it back into the wall or surface to which it is fixed. (recessed ceiling lights)
    (of formal proceedings) be temporarily suspended. (the talks recessed at 2:15)


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