English dictionary



Info: This web site is based on WordNet 3.0 from Princeton University.

English noun: relaxation

1. relaxation (process) (physiology) the gradual lengthening of inactive muscle or muscle fibers


Broader (hypernym)growth, increase, increment


Domain categoryphysiology

2. relaxation (process) (physics) the exponential return of a system to equilibrium after a disturbance


Synonymsrelaxation behavior


Broader (hypernym)exponential decay, exponential return


Domain categorynatural philosophy, physics

3. relaxation (feeling) a feeling of refreshing tranquility and an absence of tension or worry


SamplesThe easiness we feel when sleeping.


Synonymseasiness


Broader (hypernym)quietness, quietude, tranquility, tranquillity


Narrower (hyponym)dreaminess, languor

4. relaxation (event) an occurrence of control or strength weakening


SamplesThe relaxation of requirements.
The loosening of his grip.
The slackening of the wind.


Synonymsloosening, slackening


Broader (hypernym)weakening


Narrower (hyponym)thaw

5. relaxation (act) freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)


SamplesTook his repose by the swimming pool.


Synonymsease, repose, rest


Broader (hypernym)inactivity


Narrower (hyponym)bed rest, bedrest, dormancy, laziness, leisure, lie-in, quiescence, quiescency, sleeping

6. relaxation (act) 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


Synonymsrelaxation method


Broader (hypernym)mathematical operation, mathematical process, operation

7. relaxation (act) the act of making less strict


Synonymsliberalisation, liberalization


Broader (hypernym)alleviation, easement, easing, relief









Based on WordNet 3.0 copyright © Princeton University.
Web design: Orcapia v/Per Bang. English edition: .
2017 onlineordbog.dk