Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary

Search Dictionary:  


Pronunciation:  `reelak'seyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of making less strict
  2. [n]  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
  3. [n]  freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility); "took his repose by the swimming pool"
  4. [n]  an occurrence of control or strength weakening; "the relaxation of requirements"; "the loosening of his grip"; "the slackening of the wind"
  5. [n]  a state of refreshing tranquility
  6. [n]  (physics) the exponential return of a system to equilibrium after a disturbance
  7. [n]  (physiology) the gradual lengthening of inactive muscle or muscle fibers

RELAXATION is a 10 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: ease, easiness, liberalisation, liberalization, loosening, relaxation behavior, relaxation method, repose, rest, slackening
 See Also: alleviation, bedrest, dormancy, dreaminess, easement, easing, exponential decay, exponential return, growth, inactivity, increase, increment, languor, leisure, lie-in, mathematical operation, mathematical process, operation, quiescence, quiescency, quietness, quietude, relief, sleeping, tranquility, tranquillity, weakening



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Re`lax*a"tion\ (r?`l?ks-?"sh?n;277), n. [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

2. Remission from attention and effort; indulgence in
   recreation, diversion, or amusement. ``Hours of careless
   relaxation.'' --Macaulay.