HyperDic: relaxation

English > 7 senses of the word relaxation:
NOUNprocessrelaxation(physiology) the gradual lengthening of inactive muscle or muscle fibers
processrelaxation, relaxation behavior(physics) the exponential return of a system to equilibrium after a disturbance
feelingrelaxation, easinessa feeling of refreshing tranquility and an absence of tension or worry
eventrelaxation, loosening, slackeningan occurrence of control or strength weakening
actrelaxation, rest, ease, reposefreedom from activity (work or strain / strain or responsibility)
actrelaxation, relaxation methoda 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
actrelaxation, liberalization, liberalisationthe act of making less strict / strict
relaxation > pronunciation
Soundsriy.laeksey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > relaxation: 7 senses > noun 1, process
Meaning(physiology) the gradual lengthening of inactive muscle or muscle fibers.
CategoryphysiologyThe branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms
Broaderincrease, increment, growthA process of becoming larger / larger or longer or more numerous or more important
Verbsrelaxbecome less tense, rest, or take one's ease
relaxmake less taut
English > relaxation: 7 senses > noun 2, process
Meaning(physics) the exponential return of a system to equilibrium after a disturbance.
Synonymrelaxation behavior
Categoryphysics, natural philosophyThe science of matter and energy and their interactions
Broaderexponential decay, exponential returnA decrease that follows an exponential function
English > relaxation: 7 senses > noun 3, feeling
MeaningA feeling of refreshing tranquility and an absence of tension or worry.
Synonymeasiness
Narrowerlanguor, dreaminessA relaxed comfortable feeling
Broadertranquillity, tranquility, quietness, quietudeA state of peace and quiet
Spanishrelajación
Catalanrelaxació
Verbsrelaxcause to feel relaxed
relaxbecome less tense, less formal, or less restrained, and assume a friendlier manner
English > relaxation: 7 senses > noun 4, event
MeaningAn occurrence of control or strength weakening.
Example"the relaxation of requirements"
Synonymsloosening, slackening
NarrowerthawA relaxation or slackening of tensions or reserve
BroaderweakeningBecoming weaker
Spanishaflojamiento, distensión, relajación
Verbsrelaxbecome loose or looser or less tight / tight / tight / tight
relaxmake less active or fast
English > relaxation: 7 senses > noun 5, act
Meaningfreedom from activity (work or strain / strain or responsibility).
Synonymsrest, ease, repose
Narrowerbedrest, bed restconfinement to bed continuously (as in the case of some sick or injured persons)
lazinessRelaxed and easy activity
leisurefreedom to choose a pastime or enjoyable activity
lie-inA long stay in bed in the morning
quiescence, quiescency, dormancy, sleepingquiet and inactive restfulness
BroaderinactivityInactive
Spanishrelajamiento, relax, reposo
Catalanrepòs
Verbsrelaxbecome less tense, rest, or take one's ease
English > relaxation: 7 senses > noun 6, act
MeaningA 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.
Synonymrelaxation method
Broadermathematical process, mathematical operation, operation(mathematics) calculation by mathematical methods
English > relaxation: 7 senses > noun 7, act
MeaningThe act of making less strict / strict.
Synonymsliberalization, liberalisation
Broadereasing, easement, alleviation, reliefThe act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance)
Spanishalivio, desahogo, descanso, liberalización, relajación, sosiego, tranquilidad
Catalanalleugeriment, alleujament, assossec, descans, liberalització, relaxació, tranquil·litat
Verbsrelaxbecome less severe or strict / strict / strict / strict / strict
relaxmake less severe or strict / strict / strict / strict / strict

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