relationship

4 ENTRIES FOUND:

re·la·tion·ship

noun \-shən-ˌship\

: 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>
2
:  the relation connecting or binding participants in a relationship: as
a :  kinship
b :  a specific instance or type of kinship
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

  1. The relationship between the two countries has improved.
  2. She has a close relationship with her sister.
  3. She has had many bad relationships.
  4. I am not in a relationship right now.
  5. the relationship between mental and physical health
  6. What is your relationship to the witness? He is my father.

First Known Use of RELATIONSHIP

1741

Other Psychology Terms

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re·la·tion·ship

noun \-shən-ˌship\   (Medical Dictionary)

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>
2
a : a state of affairs existing between those having relations or dealings <called on to assume the role of personal advisor in the doctor-patient relationshipJournal of the American Medical Association> b : an emotional attachment between individuals <a meaningful relationship>

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