As nouns the difference between loosening and relaxation
is that loosening
is the act of making something looser while 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.
As a verb loosening
The act of making something looser.
* 2013 , Michael Scott, Religious Language (page 169)
- Turning to metaphor, the loosenings involved in metaphorical interpretation tend not to be pure but to involve a change that results in the extension of the loosened concept overlapping with but not including all of the denotations of the pre-loosened concept.
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.
Remission or abatement of rigor.
Remission of attention or application.
- relaxation of the soft palate
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.
- relaxation of efforts
* dielectric relaxation
* letter of relaxation