|a.||1.||Not tense, firm, or rigid; loose; slack; |
|2.||Not strict or stringent; not exact; loose; weak; vague; equivocal.|
|3.||Having a looseness of the bowels; diarrheal.|
|n.||1.||A looseness; diarrhea.|
|Adj.||1.||lax - lacking in rigor or strictness; "such lax and slipshod ways are no longer acceptable"; "lax in attending classes"; "slack in maintaining discipline"|
|2.||lax - pronounced with muscles relatively relaxed (e.g., the vowel sound in `bet')|
tense - pronounced with relatively tense tongue muscles (e.g., the vowel sound in `beat')
|3.||lax - not taut or rigid; not stretched or held tight; "a lax rope"|
tense - taut or rigid; stretched tight; "tense piano strings"
|4.||lax - 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"|
|5.||lax - tolerant or lenient; "indulgent parents risk spoiling their children"; "procedures are lax and discipline is weak"; "too soft on the children"|
|6.||lax - emptying easily or excessively; "loose bowels"|
|LAX - LAnguage eXample.|
A toy language used to illustrate compiler design.
["Compiler Construction", W.M. Waite et al, Springer 1984].