relaxation meaning

[ ˌri:læk'seiʃən ] Pronunciation:   "relaxation" in a sentence
Noun: relaxation  `reelak'seyshun
  1. (physiology) the gradual lengthening of inactive muscle or muscle fibers 
  2. (physics) the exponential return of a system to equilibrium after a disturbance
    - relaxation behavior 
  3. A feeling of refreshing tranquility and an absence of tension or worry
    - easiness 
  4. An occurrence of control or strength weakening
    "the relaxation of requirements"
    - loosening, slackening 
  5. Freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)
    - rest, ease, repose 
  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
    - relaxation method 
  7. The act of making less strict
    - liberalization, liberalisation [Brit]

Derived forms: relaxations

See also: relax

Type of: alleviation, easement, easing, exponential decay, exponential return, growth, inactivity, increase, increment, mathematical operation, mathematical process, operation, quietness, quietude, relief, tranquility, tranquillity, weakening

Encyclopedia: Relaxation


[Medicine]
Activity which reduces feelings of tension. n
1 : the act of relaxing or state of being relaxed ‹maximal abdominal relaxation was not evident until at least five minutes after the injection —Lancet
2 : the lengthening that characterizes inactive muscle fibers or muscles

Examples

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  1. relaxation processes are very universal.
  2. fishing is his favorite relaxation.
  3. good abdominal relaxation is necessary.
  4. she suggested holding a tea party for relaxation ..
  5. relaxation is better than tension.

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