- the various connections between peoples, countries, etc.: foreign relations.
- the various connections in which persons are brought together: business and social relations.
- sexual intercourse.
- a property that associates two quantities in a definite order, as equality or inequality.
- a single- or multiple-valued function.
SYNONYMS FOR relation
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Origin of relation
OTHER WORDS FROM relationre·la·tion·less, adjectivenon·re·la·tion, nounpre·re·la·tion, nounsub·re·la·tion, noun
Words nearby relation
Example sentences from the Web for relation
When looking for a country to follow the UAE in normalizing relations with Israel, it was likely he and his team would turn to Bahrain.Trump announces that Bahrain will normalize relations with Israel|Alex Ward|September 11, 2020|Vox
He then set up a recurrence relation and had his computer crunch the numbers via memoization.
City Councilwoman Barbara Bry has cleared up any confusion on where she stands in relation to an ambitious new transit.Morning Report: MTS Rejects Many Who Applied for Disabled Fare Reductions|Voice of San Diego|August 31, 2020|Voice of San Diego
The effectiveness of air purifiers depends on how well they catch air particles and their size in relation to the space they must filter.Can an air purifier help protect you from COVID-19?|dzanemorris|August 22, 2020|Fortune
Julia Miashkova is a social data analyst with a background in public relations and SEO.How to optimize for the Instagram algorithm in 2020|Julia Miashkova|August 19, 2020|Search Engine Watch
Kim Kardashian Breaks the InternetTalking about butts in relation to Kim Kardashian had become tired.Year of the Butt: How the Booty Changed the World in 2014|Kevin Fallon|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was now almost impossible to speak of individual divisions in relation to these actions, but only of corps.Blood in the Sand: When James Jones Wrote a Grunt’s View of D-Day|James Jones|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Our ability to feel seen is truly dependent on being in relation to someone else.
Tom Davis (no relation to Wendy) is very clear in his perspective on this.
My nearest relation, my wife, is telling me to get off my database and take out the garbage.Up To a Point: Robber Barons Make Way For Robber Nerds|P. J. O’Rourke|August 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This mania for correction shows itself too in relation to the authorities themselves.Children's Ways|James Sully
The relation existing between the balmy plant and the commerce of the world is of the strongest kind.
In the close relation and affection of these last days, the sense of alienation and antagonism faded from both their hearts.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
The conception of the relation of this institution with them as co-operative makes headway slowly.Readings in Money and Banking|Chester Arthur Phillips
Uric acid is decreased before an attack of gout and increased afterward, but its etiologic relation is still uncertain.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
British Dictionary definitions for relation
- an association between ordered pairs of objects, numbers, etc, such as … is greater than …
- the set of ordered pairs whose members have such an association
- internal relation a relation that necessarily holds between its relata, as 4 is greater than 2
- external relation a relation that does not so hold
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Medical definitions for relation
Idioms and Phrases with relation
see poor relation; relative (in relation) to.