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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
            • As secretary a young man with a “mobile identity” since his anagraphic data such as his second surname will change in relation to the linguistic decrees of the birthplace.
            • 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 [ …]
            • Thus, the fermentation can compromise the nutritive value of milk because it can lead to increase of hypercholesterolemic fatty acids in relation to hipocholesterolemic fatty acids.
          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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          Meaning of relation for the defined word.

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