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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·cede v. i. [imp. & p. p. Receded; p. pr. & vb. n. Receding.]
 1. To move back; to retreat; to withdraw.
 Like the hollow roar
 Of tides receding from the insulted shore.   --Dryden.
    All bodies moved circularly endeavor to recede from the center.   --Bentley.
 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.
 Syn: -- To retire; retreat; return; retrograde; withdraw; desist.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 receding
      adj 1: moving toward a position farther from the front; "the
             receding glaciers of the last ice age"; "retiring fogs
             revealed the rocky coastline" [syn: retiring]
      2: (of a hairline e.g.) moving slowly back [syn: receding(a)]
      n 1: a slow or gradual disappearance [syn: fadeout]
      2: the act of becoming more distant [syn: recession]