Is recession the opposite of inflation?

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Hello,

I was wondering whether a recession is the opposite of inflation or is it the opposite of economic growth. What is it, really, the opposite of?

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Answer: 

A recession is a period of general economic decline, a contraction in the GDP for six months (two consecutive quarters) or longer. In that sense, they represent negative growth.

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Last updated on February 2, 2017