Recess is an American animated television series created by Paul Germain and Joe Ansolabehere and produced by Walt Disney Television Animation. The series focuses on six elementary school students and their interaction with other classmates and teachers. The title refers to the period of time during the school day in which children are not in lessons and are outside in the schoolyard, in North American society. One of the main features of the series is how the children form their own society, complete with government and a class structure, set against the backdrop of a regular school.

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  1. A break, pause or vacation.
    Spring recess offers a good chance to travel.
  2. An inset, hole, space or opening.
    Put a generous recess behind the handle for finger space.
  3. A time of play, usually, on a playground.
    Students who do not listen in class will not play outside during recess.
  4. A decree of the imperial diet of the old German empire.
  5. A withdrawing or retiring; a moving back; retreat.
    the recess of the tides
  6. The state of being withdrawn; seclusion; privacy.
  7. A place of retirement, retreat, secrecy, or seclusion.
  8. A secret or abstruse part.
    the difficulties and recesses of science
  9. A sinus.


  1. To inset into something, or to recede.
    Wow, look at how that gargoyle recesses into the rest of architecture.
    Recess the screw so it does not stick out.
  2. To take or declare a break.
    This court shall recess for its normal two hour lunch now.
    Class will recess for 20 minutes.
  3. To appoint, with a recess appointment.
  4. To make a recess in.
    to recess a wall



  1. Remote, distant (in time or place).
    Thomas Salusbury: Galileo's Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems: I should think it best in the subsequent discourses to begin to examine whether the Earth be esteemed immoveable, as it hath been till now believed by most men, or else moveable, as some ancient Philosophers held, and others of not very recesse times were of opinion;

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