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Dictionary Definition

lax adj
1 lacking in rigor or strictness; "such lax and slipshod ways are no longer acceptable"; "lax in attending classes"; "slack in maintaining discipline" [syn: slack]
2 pronounced with muscles relatively relaxed (e.g., the vowel sound in `bet') [ant: tense]
3 not taut or rigid; not stretched or held tight; "a lax rope" [ant: tense]
4 lacking in strength or firmness or resilience; "flaccid muscles"; "took his lax hand in hers"; "gave a limp handshake"; "a limp gesture as if waving away all desire to know" G.K.Chesterton; "a slack grip" [syn: flaccid, limp, slack]
5 tolerant or lenient; "indulgent parents risk spoiling their children"; "procedures are lax and discipline is weak"; "too soft on the children" [syn: indulgent, lenient, soft]
6 emptying easily or excessively; "loose bowels" [syn: loose]

User Contributed Dictionary

see LAX

English

Etymology

From laxus

Pronunciation

Adjective

  1. loose; not tight or taut
    The rope fell lax.
  2. not strict; lenient; allowing for deviation
    The rules are fairly lax, but you have to know which ones you can bend.

Translations

loose; not tight or taut
not strict; lenient; allowing for deviation

Dacian

Noun

lax

Icelandic

Noun

lax

Swedish

Pronunciation

Noun

lax
  1. salmon
  2. In the context of "slang|lang=sv": a bill with nominal value 1000 kronor or the corresponding amount of money
Derived terms
laxrosa

Extensive Definition

LAX or Lax may refer to:
  • L.A.X., an upcoming studio album from rapper The Game
  • LAX (TV series), a short-lived 2004-2005 television series set in LAX airport
  • Laxatives, a concoction that loosens the bowels
  • Peter Lax (1926-), a Hungarian-American mathematician
  • Lax pair, a type of differential equation a pair of matrices that solve a differential equation, named after Peter Lax

See also

lax in German: Lax
lax in Spanish: LAX
lax in French: LAX
lax in Italian: LAX
lax in Dutch: Lax
lax in Japanese: LAX
lax in Polish: LAX
lax in Romanian: Lax (dezambiguizare)
lax in Slovak: LAX

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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