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Meaning of LAX

Pronunciation:  laks

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  emptying easily or excessively; "loose bowels"
  2. [adj]  lacking in rigor or strictness; "such lax and slipshod ways are no longer acceptable"; "lax in attending classes"; "slack in maintaining discipline"
  3. [adj]  tolerant or lenient; "indulgent parents risk spoiling their children"; "procedures are lax and discipline is weak"; "too soft on the children"
  4. [adj]  lacking in strength or firmness or resilience; "flaccid muscles"; "took his lax hand in hers"; "gave a limp handshake"; "a limp gesture as if waving away all desire to know" G.K.Chesterton; "a slack grip"
  5. [adj]  not taut or rigid; not stretched or held tight; "a lax rope"
  6. [adj]  (phonetics) pronounced with muscles relatively relaxed (e.g., the vowel sound in `bet')
 

LAX is a 3 letter word that starts with L.

 

 Synonyms: drooping, droopy, flaccid, floppy, indulgent, lenient, limp, loose, loose-jointed, negligent, permissive, regular, relaxed, sagging, slack, soft, tensionless, unconstipated, weak
 
 Antonyms: tense
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Lax\, a. [Compar. {Laxer}; superl. {Laxest}.] [L. laxus Cf.
    {Laches}, {Languish}, {Lease}, v. t., {Leash}.]
    1. Not tense, firm, or rigid; loose; slack; as, a lax
       bandage; lax fiber.
    
             The flesh of that sort of fish being lax and spongy.
                                                   --Ray.
    
    2. Not strict or stringent; not exact; loose; weak; vague;
       equivocal.
    
             The discipline was lax.               --Macaulay.
    
             Society at that epoch was lenient, if not lax, in
             matters of the passions.              --J. A.
                                                   Symonds.
    
             The word ``[ae]ternus'' itself is sometimes of a lax
             signification.                        --Jortin.
    
    3. Having a looseness of the bowels; diarrheal.
    
    Syn: Loose; slack; vague; unconfined; unrestrained;
         dissolute; licentious.
    
    
  2. \Lax\, n.
    A looseness; diarrhea.
    
    
 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

LAnguage eXample.

A toy language used to illustrate compiler design.

["Compiler Construction", W.M. Waite et al, Springer 1984].

 
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