- 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.
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OTHER WORDS FROM relationre·la·tion·less, adjectivenon·re·la·tion, nounpre·re·la·tion, nounsub·re·la·tion, noun
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But the question is, could a thawing of relations result in a return to the mobbed-up action of yesteryear?
Since when has there been anything normal about the relations between the U.S.and Cuba?
Relations between Israel and the Palestinians were already at a low point.After the Israel Synagogue Massacre: A New Intifada?|Michael Tomasky|November 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In fact, a few years ago I was awarded the "Courage in Media" award from the Council on American Islamic Relations.How Aasif Mandvi Became Jon Stewart’s Favorite Jihadi|Dean Obeidallah|November 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Also, we can only talk about the Taliban in our area, and our relations were good.Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley|Matt Trevithick, Daniel Seckman|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I have never been in any place in which the relations with Moslems have been so easy and friendly.Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan, Volume II (of 2)|Isabella L. Bird
With the Luxemburger 411as with the Bavarian, Edward's relations were unfriendly.The History of England|T.F. Tout
At his purposes with regard to the relations of England and Normandy it would be vain to guess.William the Conqueror|Edward Augustus Freeman
Still, he did not break off all relations with him; he visited him now and then, though rarely, it is true.The Rebel Chief|Gustave Aimard
Students should practise them so as to become familiar with the relations between weight and volume.A Textbook of Assaying: For the Use of Those Connected with Mines.|Cornelius Beringer and John Jacob Beringer
British Dictionary definitions for relations (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for relations (2 of 2)
- 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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see poor relation; relative (in relation) to.