What is the difference between relaxation and entertainment?

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As nouns the difference between relaxation and entertainment

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 entertainment is an activity designed to give pleasure or relaxation to an audience, no matter whether the audience participates passively as in watching opera or a movie, or actively as in games.

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

    References

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    entertainment

    Alternative forms

    * entretainment (chiefly archaic)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An activity designed to give pleasure, enjoyment, diversion, amusement, or relaxation to an audience, no matter whether the audience participates passively as in watching opera or a movie, or actively as in games.
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  • a show put on for the enjoyment or amusement of others
  • (obsolete) maintenance or support
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  • Admission into service; service.
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  • (obsolete) Payment of soldiers or servants; wages.
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  • The entertainment of the general upon his first arrival was but six shillings and eight pence.