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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. a slow or gradual disappearance;
[syn: receding, fadeout]

2. the act of becoming more distant;
[syn: receding, recession]


1. (of a hairline e.g.) moving slowly back;

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Recede \Re*cede"\ (r[-e]*s[=e]d"), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Receded; p. pr. & vb. n. Receding.] [L. recedere, recessum; pref. re- re- + cedere to go, to go along: cf. F. rec['e]der. See Cede.] 1. To move back; to retreat; to withdraw. [1913 Webster] Like the hollow roar Of tides receding from the insulted shore. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] All bodies moved circularly endeavor to recede from the center. --Bentley. [1913 Webster] 2. To withdraw a claim or pretension; to desist; to relinquish what had been proposed or asserted; as, to recede from a demand or proposition. [1913 Webster] Syn: To retire; retreat; return; retrograde; withdraw; desist. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

receding adj 1: (of a hairline e.g.) moving slowly back n 1: a slow or gradual disappearance [syn: receding, fadeout] 2: the act of becoming more distant [syn: receding, recession]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

20 Moby Thesaurus words for "receding": declining, diminishing, dwindling, dying, ebbing, fading, recedence, recession, retirement, retiring, retractation, retractility, retraction, retreat, retreating, retrocedence, shrinking, sinking, waning, withdrawal