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relation meaning

EN[rɪˈleɪʃən] [-eɪʃən]
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WRelation
  • Relation or relations may refer to:
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    Definition of relation in English Dictionary

  • NounPLrelationsPREré-SUF-ation
    1. The manner in which two things may be associated.
      1. The relation between diet and health is complex. ‎
    2. A member of one's family.
      1. Yes, he's a relation of mine, but a only distant one. ‎
    3. The act of relating a story.
      1. Your relation of the events is different from mine. ‎
    4. (set theory) A set of ordered tuples.
      1. (set theory) Specifically, a set of ordered pairs.
        1. Equality is a symmetric relation, while divisibility is not. ‎
      2. (databases) A set of ordered tuples retrievable by a relational database; a table.
        1. This relation uses the customer's social security number as a key. ‎
      3. (mathematics) A statement of equality of two products of generators, used in the presentation of a group.
        1. (usually collocated: sexual relation) The act of intercourse.
        2. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • Even if trade diversion is not important in aggregate terms or in relation to trade creation between the bilateral partners, it still represents an inefficient use of global resources [ …]
            • So, given their very challenging nature, Nippo-Vietnamese relations must be better analysed, and not merely by a simple monographic study of bilateral relations. (2008) [1]
            • The fundamental types used to express the simplest and most essential chemical relations are hydrochloric acid, water, ammonia, and methane.
          2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
            • Relations between the United States and Guatemala traditionally have been close, although at times strained by human rights and civil/military issues.
          3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
            • The aim of this paper is to examine the continually evolving dynamics of cross-strait relations.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Nouns
            • Countable nouns
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          4. en relationship
          5. en relational
          Source: Wiktionary

          Meaning of relation for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this word "relation" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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