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[ US /ɹiˈɫeɪʃənˌʃɪp/ ]
[ UK /ɹɪlˈe‍ɪʃənʃˌɪp/ ]
  1. a state of connectedness between people (especially an emotional connection)
    he didn't want his wife to know of the relationship
  2. a state involving mutual dealings between people or parties or countries
  3. (anthropology) relatedness or connection by blood or marriage or adoption
  4. a relation between people; (`relationship' is often used where `relation' would serve, as in `the relationship between inflation and unemployment', but the preferred usage of `relationship' is for human relations or states of relatedness)
    the relationship between mothers and their children
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How To Use relationship In A Sentence

  • The school has a very good relationship with the community.
  • 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.
  • The relationship between a woman and her clinician should be built on trust, and the benefits and the risks of a procedure such as an episiotomy must be openly discussed to ensure truly informed consent.
  • There was some discussion about the relationship between official and unofficial action.
  • NIAGARA FALLS -- A Niagara Falls English teacher has agreed to resign and surrender his teaching certification as part of a plea bargain to charges that he had an improper relationship with a 16-year-old female student. The Buffalo News: Home
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