1. [ noun ] freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)
Synonyms: rest repose ease

"took his repose by the swimming pool"

Related terms: inactivity leisure bedrest lie-in quiescence decompress
2. [ noun ] an occurrence of control or strength weakening
Synonyms: slackening loosening

"the relaxation of requirements": "the loosening of his grip" "the slackening of the wind"

Related terms: weakening thaw loosen slack slacken
3. [ noun ] a state of refreshing tranquility
Synonyms: easiness
Related terms: tranquillity languor loosen_up
4. [ noun ] the exponential return of a system to equilibrium after a disturbance
Synonyms: relaxation_behavior
Related terms: exponential_decay physics
5. [ noun ] (mathematics) 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
Synonyms: relaxation_method
Related terms: mathematical_process
6. [ noun ] (physiology) the gradual lengthening of inactive muscle or muscle fibers
Related terms: increase physiology
7. [ noun ] the act of making less strict
Synonyms: liberalisation liberalization
Related terms: easing liberalize loosen liberalise
Similar spelling:   realization