relation

[ ri-ley-shuhn ]
/ rɪˈleɪ ʃən /

noun

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Idioms for relation

    in/with relation to, with reference to; concerning: It's best to plan with relation to anticipated changes in one's earnings.

Origin of relation

1350–1400; Middle English relacion < Latin relātiōn- (stem of relātiō). See relate, -ion

OTHER WORDS FROM relation

re·la·tion·less, adjectivenon·re·la·tion, nounpre·re·la·tion, nounsub·re·la·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for in relation to

relation
/ (rɪˈleɪʃən) /

noun

See also relations

Word Origin for relation

C14: from Latin relātiō a narration, a relation (between philosophical concepts)
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Medical definitions for in relation to

relation
[ rĭ-lāshən ]

n.

A logical or natural association between two or more things; relevance of one to another; connection.
The connection of people by blood or marriage; kinship.
A person connected to another by blood or marriage; a relative.
The positional relationship of the teeth or other structures in the mouth.
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Idioms and Phrases with in relation to (1 of 2)

in relation to

see relative to.

Idioms and Phrases with in relation to (2 of 2)

relation

see poor relation; relative (in relation) to.

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