relation


relation

noun

Definition of RELATION

1
relations pl  doings between individuals or groups <relations between the rival newspapers remained friendly despite their competition for the same stories>
2
a person connected with another by blood or marriage <he and I are relations on my mother's side>
Antonyms nonrelative
3
the fact or state of having something in common <there's no relation between you losing your favorite baseball hat and your team losing the game>
5
relations pl  sexual union involving penetration of the vagina by the penis <a law that prohibits relations between close relatives>

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