noun (1)

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2 someone or something that provides amusement or enjoyment
  • bowling is great recreation on a rainy afternoon

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3 the act or activity of providing pleasure or amusement especially for the public
  • water parks have become a significant part of the recreation business

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4 an activity outside of one's regular occupation that is engaged in primarily for pleasure
  • as with other men of his class and income, his principal recreations were polo and yachting

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The first known use of recreation was in the 15th century

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“Recreation.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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