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Definition 1: freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility) - [noun denoting act]

Samples where relaxation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • took his repose by the swimming pool

Synonyms for relaxation in the sense of this definition

(relaxation is a kind of ...) being inactive; being less active

(... is a kind of relaxation ) confinement to bed continuously (as in the case of some sick or injured persons)

(... is a kind of relaxation ) relaxed and easy activity

"the laziness of the day helped her to relax"

(... is a kind of relaxation ) a long stay in bed in the morning

(... is a kind of relaxation ) quiet and inactive restfulness

(... is a kind of relaxation ) freedom to choose a pastime or enjoyable activity

"he lacked the leisure for golf"

Definition 2: the act of making less strict - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for relaxation in the sense of this definition

(relaxation is a kind of ...) the act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance)

"he asked the nurse for relief from the constant pain"

Definition 3: 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 - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for relaxation in the sense of this definition

(relaxation is a kind of ...) (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"

Definition 4: an occurrence of control or strength weakening - [noun denoting event]

Samples where relaxation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the relaxation of requirements
  • the loosening of his grip
  • the slackening of the wind

Synonyms for relaxation in the sense of this definition

(relaxation is a kind of ...) becoming weaker

(... is a kind of relaxation ) 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"

Definition 5: a feeling of refreshing tranquility and an absence of tension or worry - [noun denoting feeling]

Samples where relaxation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the easiness we feel when sleeping

Synonyms for relaxation in the sense of this definition

(relaxation is a kind of ...) a state of peace and quiet

(... is a kind of relaxation ) a relaxed comfortable feeling

Definition 6: (physics) the exponential return of a system to equilibrium after a disturbance - [noun denoting process]

Synonyms for relaxation in the sense of this definition

(relaxation is a kind of ...) a decrease that follows an exponential function

(relaxation belongs to category ...) the science of matter and energy and their interactions

"his favorite subject was physics"

Definition 7: (physiology) the gradual lengthening of inactive muscle or muscle fibers - [noun denoting process]

(relaxation is a kind of ...) a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important

"the increase in unemployment" "the growth of population"

(relaxation belongs to category ...) the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms

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