relation meaning

EN[rɪˈleɪʃən] [-eɪʃən]
  • 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
            • The linear labeling continued intraretinally and was seen to be oriented parallel to the surface of the ILM, at variable depths in relation to the retina (Fig 3A).
            • The comparative trophic ecology of GOM and MED BFT larvae was assessed using SIA of larvae in relation to baseline feeding levels defined by the micro and the mesozooplankton size fractions.
            • A classification system based on the level of EHIT in relation to the saphenopopliteal junction is reported [ 30 ].
          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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          Source: Wiktionary

          Meaning of relation for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this word "relation" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
          Difficultness: Level 1
          Easy     ➨     Difficult
          Definiteness: Level 9
          Definite    ➨     Versatile