Relaxation vs Pastime - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between relaxation and pastime

is that relaxation is the act of relaxing or the state of being relaxed; the opposite of stress or tension; the aim of recreation and leisure activities while pastime is that which amuses, and serves to make time pass agreeably; sport; amusement; diversion; games.

As a verb pastime is

(obsolete) to sport; to amuse oneself.

relaxation

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • The act of relaxing or the state of being relaxed; the opposite of stress or tension; the aim of recreation and leisure activities.
  • 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
  • Remission or abatement of rigor.
  • Remission of attention or application.
  • relaxation of efforts
  • Unbending; recreation; a state or occupation intended to give mental or bodily relief after effort.
  • (physics) The transition of an atom or molecule from a higher energy level to a lower one.
  • (music) The release following musical tension.
  • Derived terms

    * dielectric relaxation * letter of relaxation

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    pastime

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • That which amuses, and serves to make time pass agreeably; sport; amusement; diversion; games.
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  • *:An indulgent playmate, Grannie would lay aside the long scratchy-looking letter she was writing (heavily crossed ‘to save notepaper’) and enter into the delightful pastime of ‘a chicken from Mr Whiteley's’.
  • Synonyms

    * amusement * diversion * hobby * sport

    Verb

  • (obsolete) to sport; to amuse oneself
  • Derived terms

    * pastimer * pastiming

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