recul

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Deverbal of reculer.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʁə.kyl/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

recul m (plural reculs)

  1. retreat, climb-down
  2. drop; reduction, fall
    • 2021 April 24, “La Corée du Nord rouvre sa frontière avec la Chine [North Korea reopens its border with China]”, in Le Monde[1]:
      Les importations de ces dernières semaines sont principalement des engrais, afin d'éviter un nouveau recul de la production agricole. Mais réapparaissent aussi, dans des magasins de Pyongyang, des produits non essentiels (chocolat, fruits séchés, etc.), qui avaient disparu des rayons.
      Imports in recent weeks are primarily fertilizers, in order to prevent a further decline in agricultural production. But non-essential products (chocolate, dried fruits, etc.), which had disappeared from the shelves, are also reappearing in the shops of Pyongyang.
  3. distance (in time or space)
  4. recoil, kick (of firearm)
  5. hindsight (understanding of events after they have occurred)
    avec le reculin hindsight, looking back

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French recul.

Noun[edit]

recul n (plural reculuri)

  1. recoil

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