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English definition of “recreation”

recreation

noun [C or U] uk   /ˌrek.riˈeɪ.ʃən/ us  

recreation noun [C or U] (ENJOYMENT)

B2 (a way of) enjoying yourself when you are not working: His favourite recreations are golf and playing Scrabble. Emma's only form of recreation seems to be shopping.Pastimes - general words

recreation noun [C or U] (MAKE AGAIN)

the act of making something exist or happen again: a recreation of one of the most famous events in historyStarting againStarting and beginning
recreational
adjective uk   /-əl/ us  
C2 recreational activities/facilities/interestsPastimes - general words
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