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re-creation

[ree-kree-ey-shuh n] /ˌri kriˈeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of creating anew.
2.
something created anew.
Origin
1515-1525
1515-25; re- + creation

recreation

[rek-ree-ey-shuh n] /ˌrɛk riˈeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
refreshment by means of some pastime, agreeable exercise, or the like.
2.
a pastime, diversion, exercise, or other resource affording relaxation and enjoyment.
Origin
1350-1400; Middle English recreacioun (< Middle French recreation) < Latin recreātiōn- (stem of recreātiō) restoration, recovery, equivalent to recreāt(us) (see recreate) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
recreatory
[rek-ree-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˈrɛk ri əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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Examples for recreation
  • Sport is a physical activity engaged in for recreation or pleasure.
  • We want to not only meet people's basic needs but also find out where they'll go for play and recreation and entertainment.
  • State parks exist not only to offer recreation but also to protect natural resources.
  • Thankfully, he is also lengthening the hours of local civic centers and recreation centers.
  • Residents find the artful recreation of a traditional bazaar in the town centre cosier than the sprawling malls on its edges.
  • Browse and download topo maps and trails from our new recreation database.
  • Some people use drugs for recreation and get hooked.
  • Sportsmen will find a variety of streams, lakes and reservoirs, along with state parks and public lands for family recreation.
  • The owners wanted a pool for exercise and recreation.
  • Soaring costs for liability insurance are buffeting recreation facilities and businesses on the eve of the summer vacation season.
British Dictionary definitions for recreation

recreation

/ˌrɛkrɪˈeɪʃən/
noun
1.
refreshment of health or spirits by relaxation and enjoyment
2.
an activity or pastime that promotes this
3.
  1. an interval of free time between school lessons
  2. (as modifier) recreation period

re-creation

noun
1.
the state or instance of creating again or anew the re-creation of the Russian Empire
2.
a simulation or re-enactment of a scene, place, time, etc a re-creation of a vineyard kitchen
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Word Origin and History for recreation
recreation
1390, "refreshment or curing of a person, refreshment by eating," from O.Fr. recreacion (13c.), from L. recreationem (nom. recreatio) "recovery from illness," from recreatus, pp. of recreare "to refresh, restore," from re- "again" + creare (see create). Meaning "refresh oneself by some amusement" is first recorded c.1400; abbreviated form rec is attested from 1929. Verb recreate "to refresh by physical influence" is attested from c.1560, but not now used, probably from confusion with re-create (q.v.). Recreational is from 1656.
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