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Leisure vs. Recreation

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Main Difference

The main difference between Leisure and Recreation is that the Leisure is a time that is freely disposed by individuals and Recreation is a activity of leisure

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  • Leisure (noun)

    Freedom provided by the cessation of activities.

  • Leisure (noun)

    Free time, time free from work or duties.

  • Leisure (noun)

    Time at one's command, free from engagement; convenient opportunity; hence, convenience; ease.

  • Recreation (noun)

    Any activity, such as play, that amuses, diverts or stimulates.

  • Recreation (noun)

    The process of recreating something.

  • Recreation (noun)

    The result of this process.

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  • Leisure (noun)

    Freedom from occupation or business; vacant time; time free from employment.

  • Leisure (noun)

    Time at one's command, free from engagement; convenient opportunity; hence, convenience; ease.

  • Leisure (adjective)

    Unemployed; as, leisure hours.

  • Recreation (noun)

    The act of recreating, or the state of being recreated; refreshment of the strength and spirits after toil; amusement; diversion; sport; pastime.

Webster Dictionary
  • Leisure (noun)

    time available for ease and relaxation;

    "his job left him little leisure"

  • Leisure (noun)

    freedom to choose a pastime or enjoyable activity;

    "he lacked the leisure for golf"

  • Recreation (noun)

    an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates;

    "scuba diving is provided as a diversion for tourists"

    "for recreation he wrote poetry and solved crossword puzzles"

    "drug abuse is often regarded as a form of recreation"

  • Recreation (noun)

    activity that refreshes and recreates; activity that renews your health and spirits by enjoyment and relaxation;

    "time for rest and refreshment by the pool"

    "days of joyous recreation with his friends"

Princeton's WordNet

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