Complete Definition of "relaxation"

English

Noun
relaxation

  1. The act of relaxing or the state of being relaxed; the opposite of stress or tension; the aim of recreation and leisure activities.
  2. A diminution of tone, tension, or firmness; specifically in pathology: a looseness; a diminution of the natural and healthy tone of parts.

#: relaxation of the soft palate

  1. remission|Remission or abatement of rigor.
  2. Remission of attention or application.

#: relaxation of efforts

  1. unbending|Unbending; recreation; a state or occupation intended to give mental or bodily relief after effort.
  2. physics The transition of an atom or molecule from a higher energy level to a lower one.
  3. music The release following musical tension.

Derived terms
dielectric relaxation
letter of relaxation

Translations
trans-top|act of relaxing or the state of being relaxed
Czech: uvolnÄní n
trans-mid
trans-bottom

Translations to be checked
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ttbc|French: #French|relaxation f (1,5)

Related terms
relax
relaxable
relaxant
relaxate
relaxative

References
R:Century 1911

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