easiness vs relaxation what difference

what is difference between easiness and relaxation

English

Etymology

From easy +‎ -ness

Noun

easiness (usually uncountable, plural easinesses)

  1. Lack of difficulty; quality of not being frustrating, difficult, or dense (compact).
  2. Looseness or pliance, often derogatory
  3. The state or quality of being easy (in various senses). particularly:
    1. Freedom from discomfort and worry: comfort.
    2. Freedom from inhibition and awkwardness: grace.
    3. Lack of concern or care: carelessness, indolence.
      • 1604, William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act V, Scene i, l. 68:
        Custome hath made it in him a propertie of easines.
    4. Lack of difficulty or trouble: facility; simplicity.
      • 1604, William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act III, Scene iv, l. 153:
        …Refraine night,
        And that shall lend a kind of easines
        To the next abstinence.
    5. Lack of harshness: gentleness, kindness.
    6. Lack of firm conviction: gullibility, credulity.

Translations

References

  • Oxford English Dictionary. “easiness, n.


English

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin relaxatio, relaxationis; equivalent to relax +‎ -ation.

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˌɹilækˈseɪʃən/, /ˌɹɪlækˈseɪʃən/

Noun

relaxation (countable and uncountable, plural relaxations)

  1. The act of relaxing or the state of being relaxed; the opposite of stress or tension; the aim of recreation and leisure activities.
  2. 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
  3. Remission or abatement of rigor.
  4. Remission of attention or application.
    relaxation of efforts
  5. Unbending; recreation; a state or occupation intended to give mental or bodily relief after effort.
  6. (physics) The transition of a nucleus, atom or molecule from a higher energy level to a lower one; the opposite of excitation
  7. (music) The release following musical tension.

Derived terms

  • dielectric relaxation
  • letter of relaxation

Related terms

  • relax
  • relaxable
  • relaxant
  • relaxate
  • relaxative

Translations

References

  • relaxation in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

French

Pronunciation

Noun

relaxation f (plural relaxations)

  1. relaxation

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