- 1Of or relating to an economic recession: recessional timesMore example sentences
- In addition, the recessional economy has created a more cautious buying environment.
- This trend was due to lower outflows on services and other incomes earned because of the recessional conditions of the domestic economy, including the export sector.
- Because it has diversified from gaming and tourism, Las Vegas is no longer immune to U.S. recessional trends, he said.
- 1.1chiefly Astronomy Relating to or denoting motion away from the observer.More example sentences
- Over three decades of such trials they have shown that the recessional speed of the Moon is about an inch and a half per year.
- Typical recessional speed for Virgo cluster galaxies is about 1,200 kilometres/second.
- So, in a nutshell, if a galaxy's peculiar velocity is toward us and larger than its Hubble recessional velocity, then its light will appear blueshifted.
- 1.2 Geology (Of a moraine or other deposit) left during a pause in the retreat of a glacier or ice sheet.More example sentences
- Thus beaches are correlated with recessional moraines, and the beach elevation remains the same until the ice barrier retreats to a position where a new lake outlet is exposed.
- A substantial recessional moraine accumulated at the junction of the three tributary glaciers at this position.
- Bogs and glacial recessional lake deposits frequently contain compressible deposits of peat and organic-rich silt.
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- A hymn sung while the clergy and choir process out of church at the end of a service. Compare with processional.More example sentences
- Gail Smith, who has been active in church music, has assembled a useful group of pieces suitable for church or Sunday school preludes, offertories or recessionals.
- The choir sang for processionals and recessionals and during church services.
- Either of these two pieces could also be used immediately after the wedding recessional, while guests leave the Church.
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