recreation-n; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: a pleasurable diversion, enjoyment

Commentary: RECREATION[+activity][+diversion][+pleasurable]

John's main recreation these days is tennis.
The students experimented with drugs only as an occasional recreation.
These parks are used for recreation such as hiking and canoeing.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2

Sense Number 2: the reenactment, reproduction or simulation of something

Commentary: RECREATION[+event][+reoccurrence][+reenactment]

Their recreation of a 17-century German village was very convincing.
It is a religious writing that describes cyclic recreations of the universe through eternity.
The detective noted inconsistencies in the woman's recreation of the scene of the crime.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 2