relational

[ ri-ley-shuh-nl ]
/ rɪˈleɪ ʃə nl /

adjective

of or relating to relations.
indicating or specifying some relation.
Grammar. serving to indicate relations between various elements in a sentence, as prepositions, conjunctions, etc.Compare notional(def 6).

Nearby words

  1. relata,
  2. relate,
  3. related,
  4. relatedly,
  5. relation,
  6. relational database,
  7. relations,
  8. relationship,
  9. relationship marketing,
  10. relative

Origin of relational

First recorded in 1655–65; relation + -al1

Related formsnon·re·la·tion·al, adjectiveun·re·la·tion·al, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for relational

relational

/ (rɪˈleɪʃənəl) /

adjective

grammar indicating or expressing syntactic relation, as for example the case endings in Latin
having relation or being related
computing based on data stored in a tabular forma relational database
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Word Origin and History for relational

relational

adj.

1660s, from relation + -al (1).

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