Definition of RELATION


Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together ;

  • 3. (

    ) a person related by blood or marriage; "police are searching for relatives of the deceased"; "he has distant relations back in New Jersey" ;

  • 4. (

    ) an act of narration; "he was the hero according to his own relation"; "his endless recounting of the incident eventually became unbearable" ;

  • 5. (

    ) (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 amended complaint to the time the initial complaint was filed" ;

  • 6. (

    ) (usually plural) mutual dealings or connections among persons or groups; "international relations" ;

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