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recreationnoun [C or U]

B2  us   /ˌrek.riˈeɪ.ʃən/ uk   (a way of) ​enjoying yourself when you are not ​working: His ​favourite recreations are ​golf and ​playingScrabble. Emma's only form of recreation ​seems to be ​shopping.

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recreational
adjective uk   us   /-əl/
C2 recreational activities/facilities/interests
(Definition of recreation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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recreationnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˌrek·riˈeɪ·ʃən/
something done for ​pleasure or to ​relax, or such ​activitiesgenerally: [C] Sarah’s ​favorite recreation is ​shopping for ​antiques.
recreational
adjective  us   /ˌrek·riˈeɪ·ʃə·nəl/
Recreational ​facilitiesinclude a ​swimmingpool, ​gym, and fully-equipped ​exercisecenter.
(Definition of recreation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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