browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

relaxationmore about relaxation

relaxation


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Relaxation  \Re`lax*a"tion\  (r?`l?ks-?"sh?n;277),  n.  [L. 
  relaxatio;  cf  F.  relaxation.] 
  1.  The  act  or  process  of  relaxing,  or  the  state  of  being 
  relaxed;  as  relaxation  of  the  muscles;  relaxation  of  a 
  law. 
 
  2.  Remission  from  attention  and  effort;  indulgence  in 
  recreation,  diversion,  or  amusement.  ``Hours  of  careless 
  relaxation.''  --Macaulay. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  relaxation 
  n  1:  the  exponential  return  of  a  system  to  equilibrium  after  a 
  disturbance  [syn:  {relaxation  behavior}] 
  2:  a  state  of  refreshing  tranquility  [syn:  {easiness}] 
  3:  an  occurrence  of  control  or  strength  weakening;  "the 
  relaxation  of  requirements":  "the  loosening  of  his  grip"; 
  "the  slackening  of  the  wind"  [syn:  {loosening},  {slackening}] 
  4:  freedom  from  activity  (work  or  strain  or  responsibility); 
  "took  his  repose  by  the  swimming  pool"  [syn:  {ease},  {rest}, 
  {repose}] 
  5:  the  act  of  making  less  strict  [syn:  {liberalization},  {liberalisation}] 




more about relaxation