[ UK /ɹɪlˈe‍ɪʃən/ ]
[ US /ɹiˈɫeɪʃən/ ]
NOUN
  1. an act of narration
    his endless recounting of the incident eventually became unbearable
    he was the hero according to his own relation
  2. (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
  3. an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together
  4. sexual activity between individuals, especially the insertion of a man's penis into a woman's vagina until orgasm and ejaculation occur
  5. a person related by blood or marriage
    he has distant relations back in New Jersey
    police are searching for relatives of the deceased
  6. (usually plural) mutual dealings or connections among persons or groups
    international relations
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How To Use relation In A Sentence

  • The school has a very good relationship with the community.
  • Moreover, Mr Webb's point about what he calls disinterested management -- that is to say, the management of banks by officers whose remuneration bears no relation to the profit made on each piece of business transacted -- is one of the matters in which English banking seems likely at least to be modified. War-Time Financial Problems
  • By ethical conduct toward all creatures, we enter into a spiritual relationship with the universe. Albert Schweitzer 
  • Added to that, his company is passionate about the relationship between live music and dance in performance.
  • Meanwhile, Mr. Christie is taking the same tact in what he described as a "passionate" relationship with Mr. Sweeney, who has the power to single-handedly block bills. Christie, Sweeney in Standoff Over Funds
  • Running parallel to this tempestuous relationship is the whirlwind romance between weathergirl Hero, played by Billie Piper, and sports presenter Claude.
  • The relationships between hagfishes, lampreys, and jawed vertebrates are one of the still-unresolved problems in craniate phylogeny.
  • The focus is on relationships among European countries.
  • Committed by parents, teachers, priests or minders it undermines trust and dependency, disrupts relations with authority figures and can interfere with loving and learning.
  • To explicate this relation, Searle and Vanderveken define weak illocutionary commitment: S1 weakly illocutionarily implies S2 iff every performance of S1 commits an agent to meeting the conditions laid down in the septuple identical to S2 (1985, p. 24). Saving Prostitutes in Sevilla
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