Simple Definition of relationship
: the way in which two or more people, groups, countries, etc., talk to, behave toward, and deal with each other
: a romantic or sexual friendship between two people
: the way in which two or more people or things are connected
Full Definition of relationship
1 : the state of being related or interrelated <studied the relationship between the variables>
3 a : a state of affairs existing between those having relations or dealings <had a good relationship with his family> b : a romantic or passionate attachment
Examples of relationship
The relationship between the two countries has improved.
She has a close relationship with her sister.
She has had many bad relationships.
I am not in a relationship right now.
the relationship between mental and physical health
“What is your relationship to the witness?” “He is my father.”
First Known Use of relationship
Rhymes with relationship
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RELATIONSHIP Defined for Kids
Definition of relationship
1 : the state of being related or connected
2 : connection by common ancestry or marriage
3 : the state of interaction between two or more people, groups, or countries <The sisters have a close relationship.>
Medical Definition of relationship
1: the state of being related or interrelated <research into the relationship between diet, blood, cholesterol levels, and coronary heart disease—Current Biography>
2a: a state of affairs existing between those having relations or dealings <called on to assume the role of personal advisor in the doctor-patient relationship—Journal of the American Medical Association>b: an emotional attachment between individuals <a meaningful relationship>
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