There are 2 definitions of recreation in English:

recreation1

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Pronunciation: /ˌrɛkrɪˈeɪʃ(ə)n
 
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noun

[mass noun]
Activity done for enjoyment when one is not working: she rides for recreation [as modifier]: sport and recreation facilities [count noun]: his recreations included golf and rugby
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  • The object of the day is to promote greater participation by women of all ages in lifelong sport, recreation and physical activity.
  • Ambitious plans to transform a disused piece of land in York into a fully-equipped community sports and recreation facility have moved a step closer to reality.
  • The purpose of sport was to provide fun activities during recreation time from which people could derive plenty of pleasure, fun and enjoyment.
Synonyms
pleasure, leisure, relaxation, fun, enjoyment, entertainment, amusement, refreshment, restoration, distraction, diversion; play, sport
informal R and R, jollies
British informal beer and skittles
North American informal rec
archaic disport
pastime, hobby, leisure activity, leisure pursuit, leisure interest, entertainment, diversion, divertissement, distraction, avocation

Origin

late Middle English (also in the sense 'mental or spiritual consolation'): via Old French from Latin recreatio(n-), from recreare 'create again, renew'.

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Word of the day hypnopompic
Pronunciation: ˌhɪpnə(ʊ)ˈpɒmpɪk
adjective
relating to the state immediately preceding waking up

There are 2 definitions of recreation in English:

recreation2

Line breaks: rec¦re|ation
Pronunciation: /ˌriːkrɪˈeɪʃ(ə)n
 
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noun

[mass noun]
1The action or process of creating something again: the periodic destruction and recreation of the universe
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  • Most recently these boots have been very grotty, having been present for the destruction and recreation of the living rooms and the continuing demolition of the garden.
  • Shiva the destroyer is a necessary part of the trinity because, without destruction, there can be no recreation.
  • The recreation of the Famine ship took place at Blennerville, near Tralee, Co Kerry, and was completed in 2002.
1.1 [count noun] A re-enactment or simulation of something: they enjoyed television’s recreations of more confident times
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  • Both films intersperse the main narrative with both clips and stills from the early twentieth century silent films they are paying homage to, as well as with their own simulations and recreations of those same early films.
  • In Mary, the latest scientific evidence is combined with stunning computer graphics and dramatic recreations to reveal the real woman behind the image.
  • While the recreations adequately portray the father of psychoanalysis they cannot make him likable.

Origin

early 16th century: from re- 'again' + creation.

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