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re·lax·a·tion

 (rē′lăk-sā′shən)
n.
1. The act of relaxing or the state of being relaxed.
2. Refreshment of body or mind; recreation: played golf for relaxation.
3. A loosening or slackening.
4. A reduction in strictness or severity.
5. Physiology The lengthening of inactive muscle or muscle fibers.
6. Physics The return or adjustment of a system to equilibrium following displacement or abrupt change.
7. Mathematics A method of solving equations in which the errors resulting from an initial approximation are reduced by succeeding approximations until all errors are within specified limits.

relaxation

(ˌriːlækˈseɪʃən)
n
1. rest or refreshment, as after work or effort; recreation
2. a form of rest or recreation: his relaxation is cricket.
3. a partial lessening of a punishment, duty, etc
4. the act of relaxing or state of being relaxed
5. (General Physics) physics the return of a system to equilibrium after a displacement from this state
6. (Mathematics) maths a method by which errors resulting from an approximation are reduced by using new approximations

re•lax•a•tion

(ˌri lækˈseɪ ʃən)

n.
1. abatement or relief from work, effort, etc.
2. an activity or recreation that provides such relief; diversion; entertainment.
3. a loosening or slackening.
4. diminution or remission of strictness or severity.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.relaxation - (physiology) the gradual lengthening of inactive muscle or muscle fibersrelaxation - (physiology) the gradual lengthening of inactive muscle or muscle fibers
physiology - the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms
increment, growth, increase - a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important; "the increase in unemployment"; "the growth of population"
2.relaxation - (physics) the exponential return of a system to equilibrium after a disturbance
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
exponential decay, exponential return - a decrease that follows an exponential function
3.relaxation - a feeling of refreshing tranquility and an absence of tension or worry; "the easiness we feel when sleeping"
quietude, quietness, tranquillity, tranquility - a state of peace and quiet
dreaminess, languor - a relaxed comfortable feeling
4.relaxation - an occurrence of control or strength weakeningrelaxation - an occurrence of control or strength weakening; "the relaxation of requirements"; "the loosening of his grip"; "the slackening of the wind"
weakening - becoming weaker
thaw - a relaxation or slackening of tensions or reserve; becoming less hostile; "the thaw between the United States and Russia has led to increased cooperation in world affairs"
5.relaxation - freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)relaxation - freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility); "took his repose by the swimming pool"
inactivity - being inactive; being less active
bed rest, bedrest - confinement to bed continuously (as in the case of some sick or injured persons)
laziness - relaxed and easy activity; "the laziness of the day helped her to relax"
lie-in - a long stay in bed in the morning
dormancy, quiescence, quiescency, sleeping - quiet and inactive restfulness
leisure - freedom to choose a pastime or enjoyable activity; "he lacked the leisure for golf"
6.relaxation - a method of solving simultaneous equations by guessing a solution and then reducing the errors that result by successive approximations until all the errors are less than some specified amount
mathematical operation, mathematical process, operation - (mathematics) calculation by mathematical methods; "the problems at the end of the chapter demonstrated the mathematical processes involved in the derivation"; "they were learning the basic operations of arithmetic"
7.relaxation - the act of making less strict
alleviation, easement, easing, relief - the act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance); "he asked the nurse for relief from the constant pain"

relaxation

noun
1. leisure, rest, fun, pleasure, entertainment, recreation, enjoyment, amusement, refreshment, beer and skittles (informal) You should be able to find the odd moment for relaxation.
2. lessening, easing, reduction, weakening, moderation, let-up (informal), slackening, diminution, abatement There will be no relaxation of army pressure.

relaxation

noun
Freedom from labor, responsibility, or strain:
Translations
إسْتِرْخاء، إسْتِراحَهاِسْتِرْخَاء
odpočinekrekreace
afkoblingafslapning
rentoutuminen
opuštanje
afòreying; afslöppun
くつろぎ
휴식
rekreácia
sproščenostsprostitev
avslappning
การพักผ่อน
sự nghỉ ngơi

relaxation

[ˌriːlækˈseɪʃən] N
1. (= loosening) [of discipline] → relajación f, relajamiento m
2. (= rest) → descanso m, relajación f
to get some relaxationesparcirse, expansionarse
to seek relaxation in paintingesparcirse dedicándose a la pintura
3. (= amusement) → recreo m, distracción f
a favourite relaxation of the wealthyun pasatiempo favorito de los ricos

relaxation

[ˌriːlækˈseɪʃən]
n
(= rest and recreation) → détente f
I don't have much time for relaxation → Je n'ai pas beaucoup de moments de détente.
[grip, muscles] → relâchement m
relaxation of the muscles → relâchement des muscles
[rules, restrictions] → assouplissement m
the relaxation of travel restrictions → l'assouplissement des restrictions de déplacement
modif [technique, class] → de relaxation

relaxation

n
(= act of relaxing sth)Lockerung f; (of muscles also, person, one’s mind)Entspannung f; (of attention, effort)Nachlassen nt
(= rest)Entspannung f; (= recreation)Erholung f, → Entspannung f; you need some relaxation after workSie sollten sich nach der Arbeit entspannen, Sie brauchen ein wenig Erholung nach der Arbeit; reading is her form of relaxationsie entspannt sich durch Lesen

relaxation

[ˌriːlækˈseɪʃn] n (rest) → relax m; (of muscles) → rilassamento, rilasciamento; (entertainment) → svago
she plays the piano for relaxation → suona il piano per rilassarsi

relax

(rəˈlӕks) verb
1. to make or become less tight or tense or less worried etc; to rest completely. The doctor gave him a drug to make him relax; Relax your shoulders; He relaxed his grip for a second and the rope was dragged out of his hand.
2. to make or become less strict or severe. The rules were relaxed because of the Queen's visit.
ˌrelaxˈation (riːlӕks-) noun
I play golf for relaxation; Golf is one of my favourite relaxations.

relaxation

اِسْتِرْخَاء odpočinek afslapning Entspannung χαλάρωση relajación rentoutuminen relaxation opuštanje rilassamento くつろぎ 휴식 ontspanning avkobling odpoczynek relaxamento расслабление avslappning การพักผ่อน gevşeme sự nghỉ ngơi 松驰

re·lax·a·tion

n. relajación, acto de relajar o de relajarse; reposo, descanso.

relaxation

n relajación f; — techniques técnicas de relajación
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In a word, he must look upon the gaming-table, upon roulette, and upon trente et quarante, as mere relaxations which have been arranged solely for his amusement.
The laws are not accustomed to relaxations, in favor of military exigencies; the civil state remains in full vigor, neither corrupted, nor confounded with the principles or propensities of the other state.
cit.): "Fear and joy may both cause cardiac palpitation, but in one case we find high tonus of the skeletal muscles, in the other case relaxation and the general sense of weakness."
And at once in the conversation with the aide-de-camp Oblonsky had a sense of relaxation and relief after the conversation with Levin, which always put him to too great a mental and spiritual strain.
They are already sufficiently detached from religion to think of their beauty, to take care of it, to correct without relaxation their parure of statues or arabesques.
Her only intervals of rest and relaxation were the intervals passed occasionally in the day with old Mazey and the dogs, and the precious interval of the night during which she was secure from observation in the solitude of her room.
We pursued it without relaxation for an hour, and I began to think it would prove difficult to capture, when the animal, possessed with the perverse idea of vengeance of which he had cause to repent, turned upon the pinnace and assailed us in its turn.
Bickering and high words would arise, during which my father was wont to declare that, though he no longer derived the smallest pleasure or relaxation from life, and had spent his last coin upon my education, I had not yet mastered the French language.
It being the winter vacation at his college, Eustace was allowing himself a little relaxation, in the hope, he told me, of repairing the inroads which severe application to study had made upon his health; and I was happy to conclude, from the excellent physical condition in which I saw him, that the remedy had already been attended with very desirable success.
Now she recalled, with an aching tightness about her heart, how delicious had been her relaxation, when, the dinner dishes washed, the table reset and the kitchen in scrupulous order with the last fly vanquished, she and Nellie had luxuriated in that exquisite sense of leisure that only women know who have passed triumphantly through a heavy morning's work and have everything ready for the evening.
When I was a young man, I was frivolous simply when I felt inclined to turn from the big things of life for purposes of relaxation. When an alliance was suggested to me, I was content to accept it, but thank heavens I have been Oriental enough to keep women in my life where they belong.
But if this cannot be, play is more necessary for those who labour than those who are at rest: for he who labours requires relaxation; which play will supply: for as labour is attended with pain and continued exertion, it is necessary that play should be introduced, under proper regulations, as a medicine: for such an employment of the mind is a relaxation to it, and eases with pleasure.