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  1. [noun] (physiology) the gradual lengthening of inactive muscle or muscle fibers

  2. [noun] (physics) the exponential return of a system to equilibrium after a disturbance
    Synonyms: behavior

  3. [noun] a state of refreshing tranquility
    Synonyms: easiness

  4. [noun] an occurrence of control or strength weakening; "the relaxation of requirements"; "the loosening of his grip"; "the slackening of the wind"
    Synonyms: loosening, slackening

  5. [noun] freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility); "took his repose by the swimming pool"
    Synonyms: rest, ease, repose

  6. [noun] 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
    Synonyms: method

  7. [noun] the act of making less strict
    Synonyms: liberalization, liberalisation


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