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  Definition of relation
  1. an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together
  2. (usually plural) mutual dealings or connections among persons or groups; "international relations"
  3. (law) the principle that an act done at a later time is deemed by law to have occurred at an earlier time; "his attorney argued for the relation back of the ammended complaint to the time the initial complaint was filed"
  4. an act of narration; "he was the hero according to his own relation"; "his endless recounting of the incident eventually became unbearable"
  5. a person related by blood or marriage; "police are searching for relatives of the deceased"; "he has distant relations back in New Jersey"
Similar Words: copulation, coitus, coition, congress, relation back, telling, recounting, relative

 

Hyponyms: social relation, position, spatial relation, ownership, causality, relationship, human relationship, function, association, logical relation, mathematical relation, foundation, connection, connexion, connectedness, unconnectedness, linguistic relation, part, portion, component part, component, affinity, kinship, family relationship, magnitude relation, quantitative relation, control, business relation, reciprocality, reciprocity, interrelation, interrelationship, interrelatedness, temporal relation, comparison, opposition, oppositeness, change, defloration, criminal congress, ancestor, ascendant, ascendent, antecedent, root, cousin, first cousin, cousin-german, full cousin, descendant, descendent, in-law, relative-in-law, blood relation, blood relative, cognate, sib, kin, kinsperson, family, enate, matrikin, matrilineal kin, matrisib, matrilineal sib, agnate, patrikin, patrilineal kin, patrisib, patrilineal sib, kinsman, kinswoman, kissing cousin, kissing kin, next of kin, offspring, progeny, issue, second cousin, sibling, spouse, partner, married person, mate, better half

 

Member Meronyms: kin, kin group, kinship group, kindred, clan, tribe

 

Derivational Morphology: relate, interrelate, associate, tie in, link, colligate, link up, connect, copulate, mate, pair, couple, tell, narrate, recount, recite

 

Anagrams: Oriental, oriental

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 关系   Dutch: relatie  
Finnish: relaatio   French: relation  
German: Relation   Italian: relazione  
Japanese: 関係   Slovenian: relacija  
Spanish: relación  
 
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