human relations

noun(usually used with a singular verb)
  1. the study of group behavior for the purpose of improving interpersonal relationships, as among employees.

Origin of human relations

First recorded in 1915–20

Words Nearby human relations Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use human relations in a sentence

  • A week later, the rude engineer got a call from the director of human relations.

    The Secrets of Succession | Dan Lyons | August 26, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • The very nature of a home is based on right human relations.

    The Canadian Girl at Work | Marjory MacMurchy
  • In the idea of a married Romish saint, these miseries should follow logically from the Romish view of human relations.

    The Saint's Tragedy | Charles Kingsley
  • The application of this norm to human relations was a direct result of the belief that it was of divine origin.

  • But this very projection of human relations into the divine realm prevents the chief deity from being an unlimited ruler.

  • Men's habits of life are required to adapt themselves to new exigencies under a new scheme of human relations.