Recession vs Possession - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between recession and possession

is that recession is recession while possession is control or occupancy of something for which one does not necessarily have private property rights.

As a verb possession is

(obsolete) to invest with property.

recession

Noun

(en noun)
  • The act or an instance of receding or withdrawing.
  • * Jeremy Taylor
  • Mercy may rejoice upon the recessions of justice.
  • A period of reduced economic activity
  • ''Statisticians often define a recession as negative, real GDP growth during two consecutive quarters.
  • The ceremonial filing out of clergy and/or choir at the end of a church service.
  • Synonyms

    * (receding) withdrawal * (ceremonial) return procession

    Antonyms

    * (period of reduced economic activity) boom

    Derived terms

    * recessionary * recessionista

    possession

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia possession) (en noun)
  • Control or occupancy of something for which one does not necessarily have private property rights.
  • Something that is owned.
  • The car quickly became his most prized possession .
    I would gladly give all of my worldly possessions just to be able to do that.
  • Ownership]]; [[take, taking, holding, keeping something as one's own.
  • The car is in my possession .
    I'm in possession of the car.
  • A territory under the rule of another country.
  • Réunion is the largest of France's overseas possessions .
  • The condition or affliction of being possessed by a demon or other supernatural entity.
  • Back then, people with psychiatric disorders were sometimes thought to be victims of demonic possession .
  • * Shakespeare
  • How long hath this possession held the man?
  • (sports) Control of the ball; the opportunity to be on the offensive.
  • The scoreboard shows a little football symbol next to the name of the team that has possession .
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2010 , date=December 29 , author=Chris Whyatt , title=Chelsea 1 - 0 Bolton , work=BBC citation , page= , passage=Their first half was marred by the entire side playing too deep, completely unable to build up any form of decent possession once the ball left their bewildered defence.}}
  • (linguistics) A syntactic relationship between two nouns or nominals that may be used to indicate ownership.
  • Some languages distinguish between a construction like 'my car', which shows alienable possession''' — the car could become someone else's — and one like 'my foot', which has inalienable '''possession — my foot will always be mine.

    Usage notes

    * One who possesses is often said to have possession (of)'', ''hold possession (of)'', or ''be in possession (of) . * One who acquires is often said to take possession (of)'', ''gain possession (of)'', or ''come into possession (of) .

    Synonyms

    * ight (obsolete) * owndom, retention * See also

    Antonyms

    * absence

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (obsolete) To invest with property.
  • (Webster 1913)

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