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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to recreation.
  • adjective Of or relating to the occasional use of drugs for pleasure or intoxication.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of, pertaining to, or conducing to recreation.

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  • adjective Used for recreation, for fun or pleasure.

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  • adjective engaged in as a pastime
  • adjective of or relating to recreation

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Examples

  • That is to say, the term recreational activities need not exclusively mean athletics such as running or team sports.

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  • It's just about the amount of bandwidth taken up by what they call recreational sites, particularly ones that have a lot of streaming video.

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  • It's just about the amount of bandwidth taken up by what they call recreational sites, particularly ones that have a lot of streaming video.

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  • They apparently hoped to shed the inherent stigma associated with gambling activities and transform gambling into what they classify as recreational entertainment.

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  • Even though Mezzo is a longtime youth sports coach and an advocate for recreational sports, he does not believe Gunntown can solve what he calls a recreational field space crunch in the borough.

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  • Even though Mezzo is a longtime youth sports coach and an advocate for recreational sports, he does not believe Gunntown can solve what he calls a recreational field space crunch in the borough.

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  • BTW, I hate these machines when used in recreational fashion too close to other fishermen.

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  • BTW, I hate these machines when used in recreational fashion too close to other fishermen.

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