WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
re-cre•a•tion  (rē′krē āshən),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. the act of creating anew.
  2. something created anew.
  • re- + creation 1515–25

rec•re•a•tion  (rek′rē āshən),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. refreshment by means of some pastime, agreeable exercise, or the like.
  2. a pastime, diversion, exercise, or other resource affording relaxation and enjoyment.
rec′re•ation•al, rec•re•a•to•ry  (rek′rē āshən),USA pronunciation adj. 
  • Latin recreātiōn- (stem of recreātiō) restoration, recovery, equivalent. to recreāt(us) (see recreate) + -iōn- -ion
  • Middle French recreation)
  • 1350–1400; Middle English recreacioun (

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
re-creation n
  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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