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Noun relaxation has 7 senses
  1. relaxation - (physiology) the gradual lengthening of inactive muscle or muscle fibers
    --1 is a kind of
    increase, increment, growth
    Derived forms: verb relax2, verb relax1
  2. relaxation, relaxation behavior - (physics) the exponential return of a system to equilibrium after a disturbance
    --2 is a kind of exponential decay, exponential return
  3. easiness, relaxation - a state of refreshing tranquility
    --3 is a kind of tranquillity, tranquility, quietness, quietude
    --3 has particulars: languor, dreaminess
    Derived forms: verb relax5, verb relax4
  4. relaxation, loosening, slackening - an occurrence of control or strength weakening; "the relaxation of requirements"; "the loosening of his grip"; "the slackening of the wind"
    --4 is a kind of weakening
    --4 has particulars: thaw
    Derived forms: verb relax8, verb relax3
  5. rest, ease, repose, relaxation - freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility); "took his repose by the swimming pool"
    --5 is a kind of inactivity
    --5 has particulars:
     bedrest, bed rest; lie-in; quiescence, quiescency, dormancy, sleeping; leisure
    Derived form: verb relax1
  6. relaxation, relaxation method - 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
    --6 is a kind of mathematical process, mathematical operation, operation
  7. liberalization, liberalisation, relaxation - the act of making less strict
    --7 is a kind of easing, easement, alleviation, relief
    Derived forms: verb relax6, verb relax7
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