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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Relaxation \Re'lax*a"tion\ (r?'l?ks-?"sh?n;277), noun [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) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

relaxation

noun

1: (physiology) the gradual lengthening of inactive muscle or muscle fibers

2: (physics) the exponential return of a system to equilibrium after a disturbance [syn: {relaxation}, {relaxation behavior}]

3: a feeling of refreshing tranquility and an absence of tension or worry; "the easiness we feel when sleeping" [syn: {easiness}, {relaxation}]

4: an occurrence of control or strength weakening; "the relaxation of requirements"; "the loosening of his grip"; "the slackening of the wind" [syn: {relaxation}, {loosening}, {slackening}]

5: freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility); "took his repose by the swimming pool" [syn: {rest}, {ease}, {repose}, {relaxation}]

6: 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 [syn: {relaxation}, {relaxation method}]

7: the act of making less strict [syn: {liberalization}, {liberalisation}, {relaxation}]


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