Relaxation
Relaxation 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 law. [1913 Webster]

2. Remission from attention and effort; indulgence in recreation, diversion, or amusement. ``Hours of careless relaxation.'' --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]


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  • Relaxation — may refer to: *Human relaxation is the art and science of doing nothing regardless of the outer activity including physical and/or mental tension. A human condition of flowing vital energy binging about a state of improved health and well being.… …   Wikipedia

  • Relaxation — (zum Teil synonym auch Relaxierung) bezeichnet in den Naturwissenschaften (insbesondere in Physik, Chemie, Materialwissenschaften) den Übergang eines Systems in seinen Grundzustand oder in einen Gleichgewichtszustand (häufig nach einer Anregung) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Relaxation — (Таланг,Таиланд) Категория отеля: 2 звездочный отель Адрес: 92/2 Moo 2 T. Srisoonthorn, A …   Каталог отелей

  • relaxation — Relaxation. s. f. Terme de Droit Canon, qui n a guere d usage que dans cette phrase. Relaxation des peines Canoniques, qui signifie Diminution, ou entiere remission des peines Canoniques. On appelle, Relaxation de nerfs, La foiblesse qui survient …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • relaxation — relaxation. См. релаксация. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Relaxation — (lat.), Erschlaffung der Gewebe …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • relaxation — index enjoyment (pleasure), informality, leave (absence), mitigation, mollification, pause, remis …   Law dictionary

  • relaxation — 1520s, “remission of a burden or penalty,” L. relaxationem (nom. relaxatio), noun of action from pp. stem of relaxare (see RELAX (Cf. relax)). Meaning “relief from hard work or ordinary cares” is from 1540s …   Etymology dictionary

  • relaxation — *rest, repose, leisure, ease, comfort Analogous words: amusement, diversion, recreation (see under AMUSE vb): relieving or relief, assuagement, alleviation, mitigation (see corresponding verbs at RELIEVE) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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