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recess

1. Anatomy a small cavity or depression in a bodily organ, part, or structure
2. US and Canadian a break between classes at a school

Recess

Receding part or space, such as a cavity in a wall for a door, an alcove, or a niche.

recess

[′rē‚ses]
(engineering)
A surface groove or depression.
(geology)
An indentation occurring in a surface, bounded by a straight line.
An area having the axial traces of folds concave toward the outer edge of the folded belt.

recess

1. Any shallow depression in a surface.
2. A shallow depression in a floor; a sinkage.
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compositum ius fasque animo sanctosque recessus / mentis [sic] et incoctum generoso pectus honesto.
Segun el [seccion] 172 (120) del Recessus Imperii Novissimus de 1654, si los deudores transmitian a sus acreedores sus bienes muebles e inmuebles en lugar de la prestacion pecuniaria original, debian ser considerados liberados.
Homology between the recessus lateralis and cephalic sensory canals, with the proposition of additional synapomorphies for the Clupeiformes and the Clupeoidei.